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Collective Bargaining Dispute: Union Reaches Agreement with Deutsche Bahn to Avert Train Strikes in Germany

BySamantha Jones

Mar 25, 2024
Deal closed with Deutsche Bahn

After six industrial disputes and a failed moderation, the German Train Drivers’ Union (GDL) and Deutsche Bahn have reached an agreement in their month-long collective bargaining dispute. This has relieved train travelers in Germany as further strikes have been averted. Both sides announced the agreement on Monday evening, with details to be revealed on Tuesday morning.

The main issue in the collective bargaining round has been the GDL’s demand to reduce weekly working hours for shift workers from 38 to 35 while maintaining the same wages. The railway had previously offered to agree to 36 hours with full wage compensation in two steps until 2028, but this was rejected by the union. However, it is not clear what concessions were made by both sides to reach this agreement.

The head of the GDL, Claus Weselsky, is set to explain the details of the agreement on Tuesday. The railway has also invited a statement from Human Resources Director Martin Seiler on Tuesday regarding the current status of the collective bargaining agreement with the GDL. It remains to be seen how this agreement will impact rail traffic and commuters in Germany in the future.

By Samantha Jones

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