Germany -Rail negotiations in new turbulence -September 25, 2014

New rail strikes might come after the train drivers' union GDL said that ‘last chance’ talks with the state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn over pay had collapsed. GDL is seeking a 5% pay rise for about 20,000 train drivers and a shortening of their work week to 37 hours from 39 hours.

New rail strikes might come after the train drivers' union GDL said that ‘last chance’ talks with the state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn over pay had collapsed. GDL is seeking a 5% pay rise for about 20,000 train drivers and a shortening of their work week to 37 hours from 39 hours. The union is also seeking a mandate to negotiate pay and conditions for train guards and other personnel. Deutsche Bahn, which is conducting separate talks with the larger main railway union EVG representing most railway-related workers and professionals, opposes competing negotiations.

English: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/25/uk-germany-strike-railway ...   

http://www.euronews.com/2014/09/06/german-train-drivers-strike ...

 

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