Deutsche Bahn and the train drivers’ union GDL have agreed a collective agreement. “There is an agreement,” the German news agency DPA learned Thursday in Berlin from the course of the negotiations. It was previously reported by BILD and Business Insider. Union and Rail declined to comment, but they want to comment on this at a joint press conference in Berlin at 10:30 am.
In addition to Railway Staff Director Martin Seeler and GDL President Klaus Wesselsky, the Prime Ministers of Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Stefan Weil (SPD) and Daniel Gunther (CDU) will also take part in the press conference.
The railroad met the train drivers at the weekend and promised an additional wage component. The GDL ended its third and longest strike to date in this collective bargaining round on Tuesday of last week. But last week, the union threatened to start preparing for the next labor dispute at the beginning of this week if the group’s management did not make an improved offer by then.
The strikes affected the movement of passengers and goods in Austria.
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