Public transport passengers in Düsseldorf and surrounding area, in Krefeld and Bochum must expect significant restrictions on trams, subways and buses this Monday. After warning strikes in municipal transport companies, Verdi in North Rhine-Westphalia is now calling for an all-day strike in some cities following a strike vote.

Other locations are to follow. Negotiations are taking place at the same time. The employer side submitted an improved offer in writing on Thursday. Among other things, it provides for up to four additional days off for certain groups of employees. In addition, employees who fill in for colleagues who are absent at short notice should receive a ten percent bonus. The union wants to call for strikes in some areas of local transport across the country in the coming weeks. The Pro Bahn passenger association was critical of the strike actions in public transport, which makes it more annoying to announce a strike at very short notice. The federal chairman complained that the “Rheinische Post’s” “Predictability is important”