Germany - Train strike action may be repeated - February 22, 2011

After a two-hour stoppage on Tuesday 22 February between 6 to 8 am, the GDL train drivers' trade union has threatened further strike action to press for pay demands. Union president Claus Weselsky said Tuesday's strike, which delayed hundreds of thousands of passengers, was called after seven months of negotiations brought no results. GDL wants pay scales for drivers at six small rail firms brought into line with those at national operator Deutsche Bahn, as well as a higher wage offer from the state-owned national operator. In total wage demands cover 26,000 regional, long-haul and freight train drivers.

English: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/22/germany-strikes ...
http://www.thelocal.de/national/20110221-33237.html

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) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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