Railway workers’ strike canceled in Germany

In the statement made by the German public railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB), it was stated that the 50-hour warning strike of the Railway Workers’ Union (EVG) was prevented at the last moment.

In the statement, it was stated that the DB and EVG reached a compromise at the Frankfurt Labor Court.

In the statement, it was stated that the parties agreed to agree to negotiate quickly and constructively with the aim of reaching a conclusion soon, and despite this good news for passengers, it was warned that there will be restrictions on long-distance and local train services for the next few days.

“It was beneficial for everyone that the DB went to the labor court”

In the statement, it was noted that the company is facing a great challenge, such as recreating approximately 50,000 train services and, accordingly, shift and task distribution plans.

DB Human Resources Director Martin Seiler stated that they did everything possible to prevent this strike in the interests of railway companies, customers and the industry and they were successful. “It was beneficial for everyone that DB went to labor court.” used the phrase.

In the statement made by EVG, it was stated that the strike call is still valid for some other railway companies, and for now, only the action to stop work with the DB has been cancelled.

In order to prevent the warning strike in question, the DB made an urgent application to the Frankfurt Labor Court on the grounds that the work stoppage was “disproportionate” and harmed “customers and third parties”.

EVG has called for a 50-hour work stoppage, which will run from 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 14, to midnight on May 16, amid an ongoing dispute with the German public rail company DB and other rail companies over wage increases.

EVG rejected the DB’s offer of a 10 percent raise for low- and middle-income workers and an 8 percent raise for higher-income workers and a one-time payment of 2,850 euros against increased living costs. He had asked for 12 raises or at least 650 euros more per month.

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