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Explosive strike balance: Munich paralyzed for a day - Corona rules suddenly become an issue

2020-09-29T18:26:56.999Z

Often nothing went ahead in Munich on Tuesday. The Verdi union called for a public transport strike. Distance rules were out of the question.



Often nothing went ahead in Munich on Tuesday.

The Verdi union called for a public transport strike.

Distance rules were out of the question.

  • On Tuesday (September 29) there was a strike on buses, underground and trams in Munich.

  • There was also a signal disruption on the S-Bahn.

  • Many commuters got stuck in traffic on their way to work.

Munich

- strike alarm in corona times!

The walkout at the

MVG

has

Munich

fully caught.

Not only because a number of

Munich residents

were late for work or school.

Since all

subways were

completely out of order by 6 p.m.,

passengers

crowded

the few

trams

and

buses

that were running.

Corona * distance was out of the question!

MVG strike in Munich: only a few tram lines were running - buses every 20 minutes

According to

Verdi, a

total of around 800

MVG

employees

responded to

the call.

According to trade union secretary Franz Schütz, around

80 percent of

all

Munich drivers took

part in the

strike

.

Therefore, only

tram line 19

from 6 a.m. and lines 16, 17 and 27 from 7.30 a.m. could be served.

Just like the

buses

, they only ran every 20 minutes.

The result: many

lines

were so overcrowded that the doors could hardly be opened.

Bicycle traffic jam at Sendlinger Tor.

#mvgstreik pic.twitter.com/2yBnuseK9K

- Andreas Schubert (@schubertandi) September 29, 2020

"This

strike

is out of place," complains

MVG spokesman Matthias Korte

.

It is extraordinary that

Munich is

on strike at such an early stage and so massively.

“We had

asked

Verdi

in advance

to resolve

the

tariff conflict

at the negotiating table.” In Corona * times, the

tariff conflict

was carried out twice on the passengers' backs.

You can find everything about the MVG strike in Munich in our news ticker.

MVG strike in Munich: To make matters worse, there was a signal interference on the S-Bahn

In the

S-Bahn

the effects were not quite as serious.

"The trains were only occasionally full," said a spokeswoman for the railway.

Annoying: it was just another To make matters worse between 7 and 8:30 AM

signal disturbance

at the

Ostbahnhof

.

Individual trains had to be diverted and there were delays.

Sure -

the

strike also

made itself

felt

on

Munich's

already busy

streets

: By 9 am, TomTom Traffic, a specialist in navigation systems, reported the number of reported

traffic jams

as 294. The

total length: 234 kilometers

.

The

traffic jam level

was 30 percent above the comparison value from 2019.

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The S-Bahn was full on Tuesday.

© Markus Götzfried

The

union

defends the

warning strike

: "The

collective bargaining is

running now, we cannot be active in a year," said Franz Schütz from

Verdi

.

The union secretary, who is responsible for the transport industry, wants to

achieve

an end to the years of

saving

in

local transport

.

The

union is

calling for a nationwide

collective agreement

for around 87,000 employees in local public transport.

Verdi

and the

Beamtenbund DBB are

demanding

4.8 percent more money, at least 150 euros,

for the nationwide 2.3 million collective

bargaining employees

from the federal and local governments.

MVG strike in Munich: For the time being, the only work stoppage in public transport this week

This week, it should not expected to

strike

in

public

transport

pass.

At the five municipal

hospitals of

the

Munich Clinic,

however, the employees will be resigning from work on Wednesday (September 30) - parallel to the

conference of health

ministers.

(Bautz / Köstler)

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Many Munich residents and commuters were stuck in traffic on Tuesday due to the MVG strike.

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Source: merkur

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