Austria - Warning strike railway - November 30, 2018

Trade union Vinda launched a two-hour warning strike as last-minute pay negotiations failed. The strike is believed to have affected 100 000 passengers.  After the strike both parties continue to negotiate. The union has expressed the hope to reach an agreement which is believed likely to happen as they have put a lot of pressure on the negotiations with their warning strike. Besides a pay rise unions want the railway workers to have the right to one day special leave for voluntary work, an additional anniversary bonus after 15 years of service and a four-day workweek as a compensation for the twelve-hour working day.

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