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German Train Travelers Rejoice as Unions and Deutsche Bahn Reach Agreement in Collective Bargaining Dispute

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
Deal closed with Deutsche Bahn

German train travelers can breathe a sigh of relief as the train drivers’ union GDL and Deutsche Bahn have reached an agreement in their month-long collective bargaining dispute, thereby averting further strikes. After six industrial disputes, a failed moderation, and a dispute in court, talks have resumed in recent days.

On Monday evening, both sides announced the agreement, with details to be revealed on Tuesday morning. The head of the German Train Drivers’ Union (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.

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, following this conflict resolution, both sides have come to an agreement that addresses this issue and other concerns raised by both parties.

By Samantha Nguyen

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