Erfurt. According to the former arbitrator Bodo Ramelow (left), Deutsche Bahn is negotiating unprofessionally in the current wage dispute. The railway announces for the first time that it wants to pay a corona bonus. “But she doesn’t give a number. How should a union respond to it? “Said the Prime Minister of Thuringia on Monday in the MDR magazine” Umschau “.
Ramelow, together with Matthias Platzeck (SPD), settled the long collective bargaining conflict between the railway and the train drivers’ union GDL in 2015. In 2017 he and Platzeck were also appointed as mediators. With a view to the current conflict, Ramelow said: “I can’t remember anything as unprofessional as it’s happening at the moment.”
The locomotive drivers’ union (GDL) started its second strike in passenger transport in the current collective bargaining round on Monday. Previously, the Deutsche Bahn had promised, among other things, negotiations about a corona bonus required by the GDL for the employees, but without naming a specific number. The GDL rejected the offer. The strike is said to last until early Wednesday morning. dpa / nd