Germany - Train drivers strike again - March 28, 2011

On Monday 28 March the GDL train drivers’ trade union launched another warning strike on the train network run by six regional and privately-owned companies (Abellio, Arriva, Benex, Keolis, Veolia and Hessische Landesbahn), demanding that all rail workers be paid equally. Earlier GDL-led strikes took place on 22 February and in mid-March. This strike hit traffic in Berlin and in the eastern federal states Brandenburg and Saxony. While negotiations with national rail provider Deutsche Bahn were said to be making progress over the weekend, the union has been unhappy with efforts by private rail companies (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 January 2011).



This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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