The train drivers' union GDL is ending the ongoing strike at Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn this Friday ahead of schedule at 12.00 noon. Negotiations with the parent company Transdev are to be resumed, the company and the German Train Drivers' Union (GDL) announced on Friday morning. The strike at Deutsche Bahn, on the other hand, is continuing. Transdev operates the Leipzig-Chemnitz and Leipzig-Döbeln routes in Saxony with Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn.
Transdev has assured the union in a written offer that it will "negotiate seriously on all core demands of the current collective bargaining round", announced GDL boss Claus Weselsky. The train drivers' strike at Transdev, which lasted several days, was supposed to continue until Friday evening at 6 p.m., as it did at Deutsche Bahn. There is currently no early end in sight for Deutsche Bahn.
The GDL's core demand is a reduction in working hours from 38 to 35 hours for shift workers with full wage compensation. This has so far been rejected by Deutsche Bahn and Transdev. The GDL had therefore previously declared the negotiations at both companies to have failed.
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