Businesses say train strikes cost over €500m
DPA/The Local · 21 Nov 2014, 09:00
Published: 21 Nov 2014 09:00 GMT+01:00
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GDL had successfully made themselves into a "brake on the economy," DIHK chief Martin Wansleben told Bild.
Further strikes in the run-up to Christmas would have especially severe consequences, Wansleben warned, impacting Christmas shopping and tourism.
In its battle for higher pay, shorter hours and the right to take over representation of more rail staff from EVG, the GDL has walked out six times since the beginning of September.