The train driver's strike in Germany will paralyze transportation for three days: The Train Drivers' Union (GDL) decided to initiate a work stoppage that would affect millions of passengers after it failed to reach an agreement with the German Railways (DB). The strike, which started today with its trains, is also included in the next two days passenger trains. The action is expected to continue until 9 am on Friday.
Speaking to Passauer Neue Presse, GDL President Claus Weselsky stated that they have been on strike for the first time since November because the administration did not want to come to a conclusion in negotiations on payments, working hours and union representation. Citing the issue of limiting overtime work, Weselsky said in the 16th round of talks that they failed to agree on the main issues. DB Human Resources President Ulrich Weber said GDL could agree on all points for interim results before negotiations broke down last week. Weber accused the GDL union of harming the railroad and customers.
"The DB wants us to be ready to make concessions," said Weselsky, who rejected the idea that stoppages would prevent compromise. However, they themselves are not ready to do the same. Under these circumstances, we cannot reach a compromise. " used the expressions. DB stated in its statement that GDL is solely responsible for the inconvenience to customers, and stated that they are very sorry for what happened. The railway company created alternative plans for long-distance voyages.