Train-collective bargaining: New offer is not convinced drivers

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    In the collective labor dispute at Deutsche Bahn is not a quick solution. Deutsche Bahn presented on Wednesday a new offer to the unions EVG and GDL, and wanted to bring movement in the difficult negotiations. A compromise was reached by the first.

    Both sides want to come to this Thursday morning, after they had interrupted the talks in the night. To the interim spokesman of the railway and the ECG did not provide any information. The ballast was laid on Monday with a warning strike of train traffic in large Parts of Germany to a standstill.

    The railway offers to the two unions, more pay for the employees. It remains unclear, how high the increase should be. The EDC had originally demanded as the competing train drivers ‘ Union GDL 7.5 percent more money. The first offer of the railway saw two increases: 2.5 per cent to 1. March 2019, with a further 2.6 per cent to 1. January 2020, for a contract period of 29 months. For the months of October 2018 until February 2019, with a one-off payment of 500 euros should be added.