According to the statement made by Ver.di and IG BCE, private sector workers in the energy field will go on strike today as part of the better wages campaign.
In the statement, it was stated that the call for the strike came after the failure to make progress in the second round of negotiations, and emphasized that employers did not take a step towards a wage increase and prevented a possible agreement.
The third round of negotiations is expected to be held on April 24.
Ver.di assured that there will be no power cuts as a result of the strike and that the safety of nuclear power plants will not be compromised.
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Annual inflation in Germany, which was 8.7 percent in January and February, declined to 7.4 percent in March due to the fall in energy prices.
More than 30,000 private sector employees in the energy field are demanding a 13 percent wage increase of no less than 550 euros for a 12-month period.
Germany’s Railway Employees’ Union (EVG) called its employees to an 8-hour collective warning strike on April 21 to force employers to pay higher wages against high inflation, while Ver.di said that security guards at Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn and Düsseldorf airports were held on April 20-21. He announced he was going on a warning strike.
Due to the strike of security personnel, which started today, nearly 700 outbound flights were canceled at three airports, and it is estimated that at least 100 thousand people will be affected by these cancellations.
Air, land and rail transport in the country came to a standstill due to the strike of Ver.di and EVG in the transportation sector on March 27.