In the collective bargaining between Deutsche Bahn and the railway and transport union (EVG) there is movement, a strike is excluded for the time being. The railway improved its offer again and now offers up to 12 percent more wages for a period of 24 months, as the state-owned company announced on Thursday after almost three days of negotiations in Fulda.
For middle incomes it means 10 percent more, for higher incomes 8 percent more. In addition, there would be 2,850 euros to compensate for inflation later this year.
In addition to the premium, the offer had previously provided 10 percent more for lower and middle incomes with a longer term. “We stretch tremendously. It must now be possible to conclude a deal,” said Bahn HR Director Martin Seiler. We want an answer by Tuesday.
The EVG spoke of constructive negotiations. The offer will be checked. Next week you want to comment and continue the talks with the train. “We can rule out labor disputes until then.”
The EVG has demanded 12 percent more wages, but at least 650 euros more per month. The union had emphasized its demands with two industrial disputes in March and April, paralyzing rail traffic nationwide. She negotiates for around 230,000 employees at around 50 rail and bus companies, including around 180,000 at Deutsche Bahn.
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