million passengers in the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) at the start of the week again to work on foot, on bicycles or cars. The Union ver.di has called for Monday to be another day of action. This time, all Workers shall put all day. All the buses, metros and trams are to remain thus until the end of service in the Depots.
The tariff negotiations had been inconclusive ends, said ver.di-negotiator Jeremy Arndt. An improved offer from the employers side had rejected the bargaining Committee of the Union previously as insufficient.
Already the middle of February, the BVG had picked up early in the Morning for several hours, in order to increase the pressure in the collective conflict. In a further warning strike of all buses of the transport companies were two weeks ago still.
Ver.di negotiated for the around 14,500 employees of the BVG and of the subsidiary Berlin Transport. Among other things they demand shorter working hours.
The BVG is Germany’s largest municipal transport and transported daily around 2.9 million passengers.