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Strike today: passenger frustration prevails – Bahn rails against “winner of the day”

2023-03-27T11:32:57.457Z


Today the members of the EVG and Verdi are on strike in a number of transport companies. The strike on Monday paralyzes the whole of Germany. The developments in the news ticker.


Today the members of the EVG and Verdi are on strike in a number of transport companies.

The strike on Monday paralyzes the whole of Germany.

The developments in the news ticker.

  • Strike causes

    frustration among passengers

    : Many are now dependent on taxis, which causes little enthusiasm.

  • No "collapse"

    due to the warning strike: Although the volume of traffic is high on the roads, the feared huge chaos has not materialized so far, the ADAC warns.

  • Deutsche Bahn railed against the strike

    : the action was "exaggerated" and "exaggerated".

  • The last generation

    also disrupts car

    traffic

    : in Stuttgart, the already crowded streets were occupied by climate activists.

  • This

    news

    ticker

    is updated regularly

    .

Update from March 27, 12:37 p.m .:

Anyone who has booked or planned a train trip for Easter can rest easy: In the current tariff conflict, the railway and transport union (EVG) says it is not planning any warning strikes over the holidays.

"Since we don't want to strike the travelers, but the employers, we can announce that we will not negotiate over Easter and therefore not go on strike," EVG collective bargaining board member Kristian Loroch told the German Press Agency on Monday.

"Whenever we negotiate, we must also have the opportunity to strike in order to be able to react to bad offers."

Strike causes frustration among passengers: taxi drivers report bad mood

Update from March 27, 11:28 a.m .:

There is traffic chaos on the streets of Munich.

This is reported by the managing director of the Munich taxi association, Florian Bachmann, in an interview with

Merkur.de

.

The strike is getting on the nerves of the taxi drivers - but the customers are also frustrated.

“The atmosphere in the vehicles is obviously not good.

The passengers are also not so happy that they now have to drive a taxi,” explains Bachmann.

In addition, there are high costs.

After all, a taxi ride also becomes significantly more expensive the longer you stand in a traffic jam.

"The journeys cost the passengers twice as much as usual," says Bachmann.

No "collapse" by warning strike: ADAC gives the all-clear

Update from March 27, 10:10 a.m .:

The nationwide warning strike caused significantly more traffic and obstructions on the highways on Monday morning, but there was no chaos.

Traffic is slowing down around the metropolitan areas, "but we don't see a collapse or a huge chaos," said a spokeswoman for the ADAC on Monday morning.

From their point of view, the early announcement and the coverage may have ensured that many people would have prepared for the warning strike.

"Those who can have stayed in their home office."

Deutsche Bahn railed against strike: "Exaggerated, exaggerated"

Update from March 27, 9:12 a.m .:

Deutsche Bahn has again criticized the large-scale warning strike by the Verdi and EVG unions.

"Millions of passengers who depend on buses and trains are suffering from this exaggerated, exaggerated strike," said a railway spokesman on Monday morning in Berlin.

"Not everyone can work from their home office." Thousands of companies in the economy that received or sent their goods by rail would also have disadvantages: "The winners of the day are the mineral oil companies."

Strike in Stuttgart: Last generation also disrupts car traffic

Update from March 27, 8:43 a.m .:

At least seven activists from the last generation climate protection movement were traveling on Stuttgart thoroughfares with wooden frames the size of a car and were disrupting traffic.

This was reported by a spokesman for the group.

He has no information about possible incidents during the campaign – for example, arguments with drivers.

As the

SWR

reported, there was more going on than usual on the country's roads due to the warning strikes by the EVG railway union and the Verdi union around cities such as Stuttgart, Ulm, Heidelberg and Freiburg.

The police spoke of “usual traffic delays”.

Employer boss criticizes warning strike: "We are obliged to pull ourselves together"

Update from March 27, 8:17 a.m .:

The President of the Association of Municipal Employers’ Associations (VKA), Karin Welge, has criticized the major day of strike in the transport sector.

“We already agreed last year to come together in three rounds of negotiations.

And that's why the massiveness of the strikes before the third round of negotiations is clearly surprising," she said on Monday on radio station

Bayern 2

about the collective bargaining in the public sector of the federal and local governments, which will continue this Monday in Potsdam.

Welge said it was time to sit down at a table, look each other in the eye and achieve a result with shared responsibility.

"At the end of the day, we are also obliged to pull together to ensure public service, a strong democracy and a healthy range of services for our citizens," said the chief negotiator for the municipalities.

The third round of negotiations is scheduled for Wednesday.

Welge said, "Now is the time for the unions to move on us." She would also want a degree.

"At the moment I'm assuming that this will succeed."

Munich Central Station: strikers move through the eerily empty concourse

Update from March 27, 7.57 a.m .

: Only a few passengers have traveled to Munich Central Station, as a reporter from BR reports.

They mistakenly assumed that the trains to Austria would run as usual.

But the trains stand still.

Instead, strikers marched through the almost eerily empty concourse with the song “There is a train going to nowhere”.

With the song "There is a train going to nowhere", strikers are moving through the station hall in Munich.

#Strike @BR24 pic.twitter.com/IZ7dtdG650

— Sandra Demmelhuber (@SDemmelhuber) March 27, 2023

Because of the strike today, the traffic situation in Bavaria is becoming increasingly tense.

According to Google Maps, commuters currently have to reckon with 30 minutes and more from the motorway exits to the center of Munich.

Strike today: Stuttgart expects traffic jams to increase – taxi centers increased

Update from March 27, 7.46 a.m .

: Traffic jams in the city centers because of the strike today: "In my opinion there will be chaos today," reports a taxi driver from Stuttgart in the

ARD morning magazine

.

Despite many orders from customers, he cannot carry out all journeys because he finds it very difficult to get through the morning rush hour.

Taxi centers have therefore increased for today.

Commuters should therefore plan significantly more time around notorious traffic jams such as the Stuttgart train station if they want to go to work by car or taxi.

"We have the usual traffic delays," said a police spokesman when asked by dpa.

Strike today: What applies to students and workers?

Update from March 27, 7.38 a.m .

: The strike today should change the situation on the streets on Monday morning: millions of workers and schoolchildren have to switch from buses and trains to cars.

Compulsory schooling takes effect, the schools remained open - but those who have no alternative transport options can be exempted from school.

This applies to students during the strike today.

Employees bear the so-called travel risk.

The strike today must not be a reason to be absent from work or to be late.

You have to improvise: form carpools, stay in the home office or work overtime.

Strike today: Up to 30,000 workers involved in the rail sector alone

Update from March 27, 7:18 a.m

.: "The situation is calm," reports a spokesman for the airport in Frankfurt.

As expected, there are no passenger operations on Monday morning due to the strike.

Strike today: On Monday morning, the railway and transport union (EVG) reported that more than 30,000 employees at 350 locations were involved in the railway sector alone.

"The willingness to go on strike is very high, and the employees' anger at being stalled by their employers is huge," said EVG collective bargaining board member Kristian Loroch on Monday morning.

"We are on strike today because, despite the difficult financial situation for many employees, we were not presented with anything in the collective bargaining that we could seriously negotiate."

In addition to rail traffic, almost all airports, waterways, federal motorways and local public transport are paralyzed.

Local transport in seven federal states is affected by the strike today: Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony and Bavaria.

Strike today: On Monday morning, millions of people have to get to work elsewhere

Update from March 27, 6.44 a.m

.: Germany is standing still on Monday morning: the verdi union has started its strike today from the past few years, and local and long-distance public transport is largely paralyzed because of the strike on March 27th.

Millions of people have to find other ways to get to work.

“DB long-distance and regional transport are currently suspended due to a strike by the EVG union,” Deutsche Bahn also reports on its website.

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A notice board draws attention to the EVG strike.

With a large-scale nationwide warning strike, the EVG and Verdi unions paralyzed large parts of public transport on Monday.

© Julian Rettig/dpa

What is the situation on the freeways?

"It's still the calm before the storm," said a police spokesman in Lower Franconia.

There are currently no major traffic jams reported for the connections between Munich, Frankfurt and Berlin.

The strike today does not seem to have reached its peak yet

Mega strike today in the live ticker: All developments live - no passenger traffic in Germany

Update from March 27, 6:34 a.m .: “

There is no regular passenger traffic.

Passengers are asked to contact their airline and refrain from traveling to the airport.

Transfer traffic is also affected," Frankfurt (Main) Airport reported on its website on Monday morning in relation to the mega strike.

"Due to the strike by the ver.di trade union, there are massive disruptions at Frankfurt Airport today."

"Passengers are strongly recommended (...) to refrain from traveling to the airport," says the Munich airport website.

Passengers have not been transported there since Sunday.

The other German airports also report something similar due to the strike on March 27th.

The BER Airport in Berlin is not on strike, but there may still be restrictions: "especially on arrival and departure and in domestic air traffic," according to the operator's website.

Strike begins today: Buses, trains and planes are on strike today – try the state of emergency

Update from March 27, 6:15 a.m .:

According to union information, the nationwide strike on Monday paralyzed rail transport in Hesse.

"It's no longer possible," said a spokesman for the railway and transport union (EVG).

The mood among the striking employees was "super".

"The colleagues are highly motivated," said the EVG spokesman.

Because of the large-scale warning strike, long-distance rail transport will be completely suspended on Monday and regional transport will be largely suspended.

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The Verdi union and the railway and transport union (EVG) have called for a nationwide warning strike in traffic today.

© Bodo Marks/dpa

In addition, city buses and trams in Kassel, city buses in Wiesbaden and trams and subways in Frankfurt should not run.

In addition to the EVG, the Verdi union has called for the warning strikes.

The trade unions want to fight for higher wages in their respective collective bargaining conflicts.


Airports, waterways and ports as well as the motorway company are also affected by the strike.

According to the operator Fraport, there will be no regular passenger traffic at Germany's largest airport in Frankfurt.

Strike on Monday paralyzes Germany – buses, trains and planes affected

Update from March 26:

The Verdi union is not allowed to strike the Elbe tunnel on Monday.

The Hamburg Regional Labor Court decided on Sunday that the union had to submit an emergency service agreement, according to which normal operation of the tunnel is possible, Verdi representative Domenico Perroni, who is responsible for Autobahn GmbH, told the German Press Agency.

If there hadn't been so many other warning strikes at the same time, for example on the train or at the airport, the court would have ruled differently, he said.

The decision is no longer contestable.

Court overturns Elbe tunnel plans - strike on Monday in Germany

The previous instance, the Hamburg Labor Court, had still rejected the injunction demanded by the federal Autobahn GmbH on Saturday.

The chamber explained that the negative effects of a possible closure of the Elbe tunnel presented by the employers were not sufficiently concrete, comprehensible and compelling.

And that disordered conditions also arise is not unusual for a strike.

Autobahn GmbH, on the other hand, lodged an immediate complaint.

The A7 is one of the busiest autobahns in Germany.

Around 120,000 vehicles pass through the Elbe Tunnel every day.

The motorway and Elbe tunnel were closed for the whole weekend due to construction work and are to be reopened on Monday at 5:00 a.m.

Strike live on March 27th: trains, airports and motorways are on strike

First report from March 26:

Frankfurt – Next Monday, traffic in Germany is to be completely paralyzed.

The Verdi union and the railway and transport union (EVG) are currently fighting for more income.

As a warning sign, all long-distance, regional and S-Bahn traffic on the rails, local public transport, many German airports, waterways and ports and motorways are now to be paralyzed in an unprecedented warning strike.

Warning strike in Germany: where there are already restrictions on Sunday

The first effects of the strike will already be felt the evening before.

The chairman of the railway and transport union (EVG), Martin Burkert, recommends reaching your destination as early as possible on Sunday.

"Because there can definitely be shifts that go into Monday from Sunday evening," he said when announcing the joint industrial action with the Verdi union in Berlin.

The strike has had an impact very early on, especially at the airports.

Apart from humanitarian flights, there will be no Lufthansa flights at Munich Airport on Sunday, as the airline announced.

Added to this is Frankfurt Airport on Monday.

There are also no regular flights at other larger airports on Monday.

At Tuifly, preparations are underway for rebooking and postponing holiday flights.

(ph/dpa)

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Source: merkur

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