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"Big strike day" is imminent: Munich becomes the center of the actions - tens of thousands called


Verdi has announced a “major strike day” for March 21. Munich in particular should become a focus, where Verdi wants to paralyze several areas of public service.

Verdi has announced a “major strike day” for March 21.

Munich in particular should become a focus, where Verdi wants to paralyze several areas of public service.

Munich – After two days of strikes in the public sector in Bavaria, the next strike has now been announced.

The Verdi union is calling for a "major strike day" on Tuesday (March 21) and Munich is expected to be the focus of it.

The unions want to call all areas of public service to strike, which includes tens of thousands of employees, including from the city administration, the armed forces, street cleaning and the job center.


A Verdi rally at the Stachus.

© IMAGO/Alexander Pohl

Clinics, job centers and the Bundeswehr: Verdi calls for a "major strike day" in Munich

With the strikes, Verdi wants to negotiate better collective agreements.

Specifically, 10.5 percent or 500 euros more wages per month are planned for 2.5 million federal and local employees.

Employers are gradually offering five percent more wages for a two-year term and a one-off payment of 2,500 euros.

The third round of negotiations is expected to take place at the end of March.

Big strike in Upper Bavaria: These facilities are affected

The proclaimed "major strike day" is intended to put more pressure on employers and affects the employees of the following companies and public services in and around Munich:

  • Employment Agency

  • Job centre

  • armed forces

  • Munich clinic

  • City Savings Bank

  • Social and educational service of the city of Munich

  • Waste management company in Munich

  • Munich city drainage

  • All administrative companies of the city of Munich

  • street cleaning

  • Stadtwerke München - supply, central area, baths and branch offices

  • kbo-Isar-Amper-Klinikum (Haar, Fürstenfeldbruch and Schwabing)

  • District offices of the districts around Munich

  • Town halls of the cities and communities in the districts around Munich

  • District youth Munich city and country

  • Pfenningparade Foundation

A strike rally is planned for Tuesday at 11 a.m. on Munich's Marienplatz.

Until the next round of negotiations, Verdi wants to gradually increase the number of strikes.

The announcement of the "major strike day" came after two warning strikes at Bavarian clinics this week.

Warning strike in Bavaria: On Thursday, clinics are on strike for a better tariff

The first of two warning strikes in Bavarian clinics began on Tuesday (March 14).

On Wednesday, participation was even better than the day before, as a Verdi spokesman explained.

There were strikes at the locations in Altötting, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Günzburg, Haar, Kempten, Landshut and Nuremberg as well as Regensburg.

Warning strikes in clinics in Munich, Kitzingen and Freising, among others, are planned for Thursday (March 16).

Furthermore, Verdi has called for warning strikes in 17 of the 61 Bavarian savings banks, which is the first strike for many of the locations and employees.

The savings banks called up include the locations Aschaffenburg-Alzenau, Würzburg, Oberpfalz Nord, Bamberg, Coburg-Lichtenfels, Schweinfurt-Haßberge, Bad Kissingen, Nuremberg, Fürth, Erlangen, Regensburg, Neumarkt-Parsberg, Amberg-Sulzbach, Kelheim, Ingolstadt-Eichstätt , Swabia-Lake Constance, Allgäu and Munich.

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Source: merkur

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