The seventh strike by train drivers in the current round of negotiations is imminent. But GDL chief Claus Weselsky maintains accurate timing and duration of the strike remains open. All information in the news ticker of FOCUS Online
hearing about money and working hours
17.48 clock. The two sides signed a negotiation protocol, such as rail and GDL mitt hurried to comply. Now put the broken contract talks continue on February 11 this Thursday in Berlin.
For the first time should then be money, working hours and working conditions are spoken. The GDL chairman Claus Weselsky said the train crew needed in addition to a “reasonable increase in income” significant relief for the accumulated overtime.
As of the GDL also up to professional groups Zubegleiter, board restaurateurs, Lokrangierführer, dispatchers / planners and trainers are involved in the negotiations. “It is good that the stalemate train passengers and employees of the DB Group is closed for the time being,” said Weselsky fixed. It was finally “a workable basis for substantive negotiations created”.
No strike at the track – for now
15.13 clock, Update 17.08 Clock: train travelers can breathe easy: A strike is for the time being from the table, as the German railway and the German train drivers union (GDL) announced on Tuesday. The collective bargaining would now continue as planned in Berlin on Thursday, both sides stated. The “measures already started a strike” had been stopped, reiterated GDL chief Claus Weselsky in Frankfurt am Main.
“After intensive discussions” in recent days “results for future collective bargaining structure” had been made, informed the web. The GDL declared that the parties had agreed on the key elements of a “new tariff structure” and it signed a negotiation protocol. On Thursday could then be negotiated content.
It is good that the “impasse is for rail passengers and employees of the DB Group temporarily ended,” said Weselsky. He criticized at the same time but also the German railway and ruled out further strikes are not enough: The strike threat his union would not have been necessary if the Group “from the beginning seriously” had negotiated, he said. The union members would “fight for their demands” in the future.
The drivers had adopted new strike last Wednesday. As a reason led to the union, the web has made in the negotiations with identical contents wage settlements with her and the competing Railway and Transport union (ECG) for condition. Both unions want to achieve collective agreements for all its members in the parallel negotiations with the train. However, the company wants to prevent that come out of this for one and the same occupational group competing results.
The GDL had been harshly criticized for their recent strike threat over the past few days. It would be the seventh walkout in the current round of negotiations was.
Civil Service Association reacted facilitates
The German federal government officials responded relieved and pleased. “Now you can finally begin constructive negotiations on the material working conditions of the GDL members,” said Civil Service Association CEO Klaus Dauderstädt According to a press release. The GDL is a member of the Association of Civil Servants, who had previously proposed a settlement. Dauderstädt said: “This proves once again that the social partners can be found in difficult situations on their own solutions.”
In support of their recent strike threat GDL had the web accused of being abandoned its promise made in December that the GDL should negotiate autonomous and independent of the larger Railway and Transport union (ECG). On substantive requirements of the GDL for shorter hours and 5 percent more money has not yet spoken.
No interest in arbitration proceedings
13.07 Clock: Weselsky revealed in the interview with “Phoenix” at a conciliation procedure is not interested , There will be no arbitration “whether we can negotiate and whether we may conclude collective agreements for our members.” The web blocking by trying “to produce an image that they meet us again and again.” In fact, they did not negotiate so far about the contents of the labor dispute. The German railway had agreed at the weekend to a conciliation
Weselsky. “It is not ready yet
11.13 Clock: GDL chief Claus Weselky remains, as far as the beginning of a new train drivers dispute continues in the vague. In an interview with Phoenix union chief said on Monday morning, the GDL will announce the appointment on time. “But it is not so far that we also Warn when a strike will be and how long it will be. “The criticism of many politicians, 100-hour walkout was unreasonable for the traveler, he refused. That court in Hesse have the GDL already allows strikes of up to 109 hours in November by decision Weselky said
9.18 clock. The beginning of the recent drivers strike remains uncertain for rail travelers and commuters, the union GDL was still open. when the walkout could start The German Railway agreed to a settlement