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Collective talks failed to Strike at the track on Monday to commuters affected

rail travelers will have to adjust on Monday on cancellations. According to the preliminary Failure of the collective discussions, the Strikes of the railway and transport Union (EDC) meeting, according to information from the Deutsche Bahn at the beginning of the week, mainly in North Rhine-Westphalia.

However, a spokesman for the EDC did not want to respond to regional priorities. "The recusal will nationwide last from five o'clock until nine o'clock," said the spokesman. It will, however, likely to nationwide restrictions in the lines. Thus, especially commuters are affected. The recusal applies to both S-Bahn as well as long - Distance and regional trains as well as freight rail. To what extent Berlin will be affected, was on Sunday night is still unclear. The S-Bahn, however, was that the passengers could inform on the Twitter Account of the S-Bahn delays.

The Deutsche Bahn advises, in General, of long-distance travel on Monday. It assumes that the work stoppage "interfere with the operation of trains expected to be nationwide strong leg". In the hours after the warning strike-the end was to be expected with interference. "The Deutsche Bahn is doing everything it can to keep the impact of the Strikes on its customers as low as possible," said the group.

"The DB regrets that the passengers, including many workers have to spend in the season of Advent may be more time and patience to get to your destination" and called on all passengers to inform themselves before traveling on the Internet and travel to / from NRW on Sunday or on the Monday following the end of the strike.

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For travelers with a Flex - price and reduced price tickets valid on Monday was cancelled, according to railway the predetermined route, the Tickets could already be Sunday used to order. Information about cancellations and delays, customers can find on the Internet at www.bahn.de or on the Hotline at 0180/6996633.

GDL criticized strikes

The chief of competition trade Union GDL, Claus Weselsky, criticised the action of the toe. The strikes would meet a train, which after decades of austerity is already weakened. "It trains and personnel are missing. What the railway offers to the customers, is a shame.

Since you have to take as a trade Union, even a bit of consideration," said the trade unionist, the daily mirror. The GDL leads, in turn, wage negotiations with the railway and hopes to be able to successfully complete. If not, the threat of a strike. But Weselsky, has promised that the engineer will not make your work this year.

In the case of the ECG that is different. "The employer has not presented us with only offers that meet the demands of our members," said ECG negotiator Regina Rusch-Ziemba on Saturday after the breakdown of talks. "At the end of a per cent was missing from our point of view more due to the employer-offered long term," she added.

The railway criticized the talks on Saturday as "completely unnecessary escalation". The railway had two increase steps for the salary of 2.5 percent, and even 2.6 percent is offered at a contract term of 29 months. "The term is too long, the percentages are measured to be low," said Rusch-Ziemba.

The negotiations all night

The railway lasted called on the ECG to resume the talks. The EVG have rejected a "7-percent-of-package". The offer of the railway comprised 6.7 percent, including choice of model and increase in the company pension scheme. To leave "with this offer, the negotiating table is not traceable and insecure, totally unnecessary, our customers in the middle of the Christmas season," said chief of staff Seiler.

The DB have fulfilled all of the EVG claims including the core claims. The DB-offer is a pay module, therefore, increase in the amount of a total of 5.1 percent in two stages, and a one-time payment in the amount of 500 Euro. Instead of the second stage should be opened to the employees once again have the opportunity to choose more leisure.

The Union wants to take an improved offer, the negotiations with the Deutsche Bahn again. The EDC spokesman Uwe Reitz said on Sunday evening in front of journalists in Berlin. "We hope that the railway Board has understood the signals, otherwise, further Strikes are not ruled out," he added.

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The negotiations in Hanover ran since Thursday parallel in two Hotels. The ECG had already been threatened in advance with a breakdown of the talks and "further actions" if in this round if no agreement can succeed. It represents about 160,000 Workers of the Deutsche Bahn in Germany. The smaller GDL will negotiate for a fraction - about 36,000 Employees of the train Crew, including drivers, conductors and on-Board caterers. (dpa, AFP)

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