BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – The third strike in the ongoing wage dispute at Deutsche Bahn ended early Tuesday morning as planned. The Union of German Locomotive Drivers (GDL) confirmed that the labor dispute had ended at 2:00 a.m., as announced. A railway spokeswoman said that train traffic in Germany was running again as usual. Until the normal operation was completely restored, the railway could not say at first. Both sides announced a conclusion for the rest of the day.
For more than five days, the strike severely restricted the movement of goods and people in Germany. In the current collective bargaining dispute at the group, it was the longest strike round to date. However, the collective bargaining conflict has not yet been resolved.
The GDL is fighting for more money and better working conditions for its members. She demands a total of 3.2 percent more money with a term of 28 months and a corona premium of 600 euros. The railway had recently offered a term of 36 months and agreed to the Corona premium./maa/bf/DP/zb