Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024
Deal Finalized with Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn and the German Train Drivers’ Union (GDL) have reached an agreement in their month-long collective bargaining dispute, avoiding further strikes. The details of the agreement will be announced on Tuesday morning. After six industrial disputes, failed moderation, and a court dispute, talks have resumed.

The head of GDL, Claus Weselsky, will explain the details of the agreement on Tuesday. The railway’s Human Resources Director, Martin Seiler, will also provide a statement on the current status of the collective bargaining agreement with GDL.

The main issue in the collective bargaining round was GDL’s demand for a reduction in weekly working hours for shift workers from 38 to 35 hours while maintaining wages. The railway had offered 36 hours with full wage compensation in two steps until 2028 but rejected this proposal by GDL.

GDL’s strikes had disrupted rail traffic and affected commuters, travelers and industries relying on freight trains. The railway criticized the strikes as disproportionate but was upheld in court following conflict resolution suggestions made by Transport Minister Volker Wissing.

Overall, this agreement between GDL and Deutsche Bahn brings relief to train travelers in Germany and resolves a dispute that caused significant disruptions in rail services.

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