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Strike: Railway and train drivers’ union GDL are in talks

Strike: Railway and train drivers’ union GDL are in talks

Movement in the rail strike: Apparently negotiations have been resumed.

Deutsche Bahn and the train drivers’ union GDL held talks during the night during the ongoing strike. The German Press Agency learned this from negotiating circles. Nothing was known about the content or possible results. The “Bild” newspaper had previously reported on the discussions.

The German Locomotive Drivers’ Union (GDL) has been on strike at Deutsche Bahn for several days in order to increase the pressure on the federally owned company in the ongoing collective bargaining dispute. The union is demanding, among other things, a reduction in weekly working hours for shift workers by three hours with the same wages.

The railway has so far offered that train drivers and train attendants can opt for one hour less work or a further pay increase from January 2026. The GDL rejected this suggestion.

Source: Stern

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