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Train strike extended on Friday – EVG calls on other employees to go on warning strike


The wage dispute between the EVG and Verdi unions is about to enter the next round of strikes. Work will be stopped again on Thursday and Friday. The developments in the news ticker.

The wage dispute between the EVG and Verdi unions is about to enter the next round of strikes.

Work will be stopped again on Thursday and Friday.

The developments in the news ticker.

  • Warning strike also at airports

    : Around 100,000 are affected by flight cancellations.

  • Simultaneous Verdi strike

    according to EVG boss "


    ": At the end of March there was already a joint strike.

  • DB describes

    the warning strike as "completely useless and unnecessary":

    The company expects "significant restrictions".

  • This news ticker on the

    EVG and Verdi warning strikes

    on Thursday and Friday is constantly updated.

Update from April 20, 5:55 p.m .:

Commuters and travelers have to be prepared for traffic disruptions on Friday (April 21).

Due to a large-scale warning strike, rail traffic will almost completely come to a standstill in numerous federal states and also in Hesse, at least in the morning.

In addition to long-distance traffic, there will also be hardly any trains in regional traffic.

The railway and transport union EVG has called on its employees to stop working from 3 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Deutsche Bahn then announced that it would completely stop long-distance traffic by 1 p.m., reports the German Press Agency (dpa).

However, impairments could still occur into the evening hours.

Local and regional transport is also expected to come to a standstill in the morning and morning, but the ramp-up of operations should be faster after the end of the warning strike, reports the dpa.

According to the Deutsche Bahn, no replacement bus service could be set up because there were not enough vehicles or staff.


"EVG strike: long-distance and regional traffic currently suspended" is written on a display board at a train station.

© Daniel Karmann/dpa

After the end of the strike, rail traffic is to be gradually ramped up again.

However, it will be hours before the trains run on schedule again.

Subways, trams and buses are not affected by the strike.

Parallel to the warning strike on the rails, Verdi's industrial action at Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn and Hamburg airports will continue on Friday - it will also be extended to Stuttgart airport.

Deutsche Bahn strike on Friday: EVG calls on other employees to go on warning strike

Update from April 20, 10:27 a.m .:

The employees of the railway company Transdev were also called on Friday morning to go on a warning strike.

The railway and transport union (EVG) said on Thursday that the company submitted an "insufficient offer" during the previous day's wage negotiations with the Transdev group.

Therefore, the collective bargaining was initially interrupted.

According to the company, it is the "largest private mobility provider in Germany" and operates the second-largest fleet of rail vehicles in Germany - such as the Bayerische Oberlandbahn, the NordWestBahn, Transdev Regio Ost or the Württembergische Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft.

The number of employees is around 7800.

Warning strike also at airports: 100,000 passengers affected

Update from April 20, 9:46 a.m .:

The strike by the Verdi union for aviation security personnel is already starting today.

The airports in Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Cologne/Bonn are largely paralyzed.

"The departure terminals are swept empty," said Hamburg Airport on Thursday.

Since passenger control was on strike, all 308 departures planned for Thursday and Friday had to be cancelled.

In addition, around a third of the original 310 landings are likely to fail.

The other airports also reported severe impairments.

The industrial action began on Thursday night and will end on Saturday night.

Verdi is also on strike at Stuttgart Airport on Friday.

The airport association ADV recently stated that around 700 departures would probably not take place.

About 100,000 passengers are affected.

"Airports are again being misused as a platform for permanent strikes," criticized ADV general manager Ralph Beisel.

Industrial action aimed at paralyzing several airports and thus cutting off large areas of international and national air traffic went far beyond what was tolerable and were completely inappropriate.

EVG boss on warning strike on the railways: Simultaneous Verdi strike is "coincidence"

Update from April 19, 2:25 p.m .:

For travelers, Friday will be a test of patience.

In addition to the strike on the railways, there are also strikes at three airports.

Verdi had called on workers at Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Cologne-Bonn airports to go on strike on Thursday and Friday.

"Not a single train will run on Friday," said Cosima Ingenschay, one of the two collective bargaining boards at EVG, on Wednesday.

The fact that Verdi was on strike at the same time was "a coincidence", assured collective bargaining officer Kristian Loroch.

At the end of March, both unions jointly paralyzed public transport nationwide.

Train strike on Friday: DB describes warning strike as "completely useless and unnecessary"

Update from April 19, 10:44 a.m .:

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has condemned the warning strike planned by the railway and transport union (EVG) on Friday morning as “completely useless and unnecessary”.

Friday is the day of the week with the most travel, and the warning strike is hitting many commuters “particularly hard,” explained DB HR Director Martin Seiler on Wednesday.

Deutsche Bahn expects “significant restrictions” in long-distance and regional transport on Friday.

"Anyone who can reschedule should do so," said Seiler.

The EVG have "completely lost measure and middle" and rely "only on riots".

Seiler accused the union of carrying out its competition with the Union of German Locomotive Drivers (GDL) "at the expense of the passengers".

"That's not serious." The warning strike is a "pure member acquisition campaign".

EVG announces another warning strike at Deutsche Bahn

First report from April 19, 8.45 a.m .:

Commuters and travelers have to adjust to far-reaching restrictions in long-distance and regional transport by Deutsche Bahn and other transport companies this Friday.

The railway and transport union (EVG) has called for warning strikes lasting several hours in the ongoing wage dispute in the railway industry.

Between 3:00 a.m. on Friday morning and 11:00 a.m. in the morning, employees in all railway companies where negotiations are taking place should stop working, the union announced on Wednesday.

Train strike: commuters and long-distance transport – who is particularly affected

"We are sending a clear signal that we don't want to hit the passengers, but the companies, by calling for a temporary warning strike in the early hours this time," said EVG board member Cosima Ingenschay.

However, this should particularly affect commuter traffic and thus commuters.

In addition, the long-distance traffic of Deutsche Bahn in particular is likely to come to a standstill throughout the day because the trains cannot be put on the route in the morning.

The EVG continues its negotiations with the railway company Transdev this Wednesday.

In the coming week, talks should also continue at Deutsche Bahn, which is a particular focus.

In the negotiations with the industry, the employee representatives are demanding at least 650 euros more per month or twelve percent for the upper income groups and a term of twelve months.

The union is currently negotiating in the second round with around 50 railway companies.

Second rail strike: 2.5 million workers demand more money

The EVG had already organized a first warning strike at the end of March together with the Verdi trade union.

At that time, not only regional and long-distance rail transport but also air and water transport were at a standstill.

Verdi is currently negotiating with the federal and local governments about more money for the approximately 2.5 million public sector employees.

Independent arbitrators proposed a solution last weekend in the wage dispute in the public sector.

This initially provides for a tax and royalty-free inflation adjustment in several stages of a total of 3000 euros.

From March 2024 there will then be a base amount of 200 euros and then a wage increase of 5.5 percent.

The railways had recently made it clear that they also considered a compromise of this magnitude to be conceivable for the railway industry.

In the next round of negotiations on April 25 in Fulda, the company announced on Sunday that a conclusion could be reached quickly.

The EVG, in turn, immediately rejected such a tariff solution for its own industry.


List of rubrics: © Daniel Karmann/dpa

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2023-04-21

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