The third round of negotiations will start at the end of March.
On March 27, however, a mega strike by Verdi and the EVG could throw all of Germany into chaos.
Munich – Soon everything will stand still again: the Verdi union has again called for a walkout.
On Monday (March 13) several airports in Germany will be on strike.
Air travelers have to be prepared for significant delays and cancellations.
But it seems that a nationwide warning strike in the transport sector is already threatening in two weeks: As reported by
Bild am Sonntag
, Verdi and the railway and transport union (EVG) are apparently planning a joint one-day warning strike.
A joint strike in the mobility sector would paralyze Germany (symbol image)
Verdi strike: Joint strike planning would have far-reaching consequences
That would mean that if such a strike were to take place in the transport sector, not only Deutsche Bahn would be affected, but also local public transport, airports and the federal highway company.
“If we do that, we will announce strikes in good time.
Of course we dovetail with Verdi.
We don't want competition on the backs of employees, but good wages for all employees in the mobility industry," EVG Deputy Chairwoman Cosima Ingenschay told the newspaper.
Accordingly, the railway is already working on emergency plans.
It has not yet been officially confirmed whether there is actually a threat of a nationwide warning strike in the transport sector.
A request to the Verdi union initially went unanswered.
Verdi strike: The union demands a wage increase of 10.5 percent
In view of the record inflation, Verdi is demanding 10.5 percent more wages for the approximately 2.5 million employees in the federal and local public services nationwide, but at least 500 euros more per month.
As reported by the
German Press Agency
(dpa), the employer side has so far offered five percent more money in two steps and one-off payments of 2,500 euros.
The EVG wants 12 percent more wages, at least 650 euros more per month.
The railway has not yet submitted an offer.
Verdi recently asked employees from the social and educational services and airports to stop working.
In view of the lack of agreement with the employers, the union also threatened to hold a strike ballot on a regular strike if the third round of wage negotiations failed to bring about a breakthrough.
This is to take place in Potsdam from March 27th to 29th.
Further strikes were averted in the collective bargaining dispute with Deutsche Post.
An agreement was reached on Saturday.
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