Traffic: Bus drivers in the north want to go on warning strike again

The drivers of the private bus industry in Schleswig-Holstein want to go on warning strike again.

Traffic: Bus drivers in the north want to go on warning strike again

The drivers of the private bus industry in Schleswig-Holstein want to go on warning strike again. The Verdi union called on bus drivers to go on warning strikes for next Monday and Tuesday (September 19 and 20) after a statement on Thursday. Most recently, the bus drivers stopped work for two days in the wage dispute at the beginning of September.

The negotiations for around 1,900 employees on Wednesday were unsuccessful, it said. Verdi-Nord negotiator Sascha Bähring criticized that the employers had not submitted a new offer. "If things go on like this, we're going to end up with a tough industrial dispute - nobody can seriously want that." According to Bähring, the warning strike will affect large parts of Schleswig-Holstein. A demonstration with a rally is planned for Tuesday in Kiel.

The union is demanding an increase in the tariffs of EUR 1.95 per hour for a term of the collective agreement of twelve months, a further EUR 1.95 per hour more for workshop employees and the assumption of the annual contribution to a solidarity fund for the workforce.

At the end of August, the North Bus Association submitted an offer for a wage increase of 8.5 percent over a period of 30 months. In addition to an inflation subsidy of 300 euros, the offer includes a wage increase of 3.5 percent as of October 1, a further increase of 2 percent as of October 1, 2023 and a final increase as of October 1, 2024.

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