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BVG warning strike on February 29 and March 1

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Another warning strike is imminent for Berlin's underground trains, buses and trams.

The trade union Verdi has called on employees of the Berlin transport company and its subsidiary Berlin Transport to take part in an all-day warning strike on February 29 and March 1 until 2 p.m. This was announced by the union on Thursday. The background to this is the ongoing wage negotiations. According to Verdi, there continue to be clear differences at the negotiating table.

S-Bahn increases services on two lines

During the warning strike, the Berlin S-Bahn, which is not affected by the strike, is increasing services on the S3 and S5 lines on Thursday and Friday. "On both lines, the rush hour service will also apply during the day on both days," the company announced on Wednesday. Accordingly, the S5 will run every five minutes between Mahlsdorf and Ostbahnhof from 6 am to 6 pm. "On the S3, additional trains run every 20 minutes between Karlshorst and Ostbahnhof between 6 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. to supplement the basic service," it said.

Warning strikes in Brandenburg as well

This is the BVG's second warning strike this year. The company is negotiating with Verdi about the working conditions of its employees. Warning strikes are also planned at several locations in Brandenburg next week - on Wednesday at the Uckermärkische Verkehrsgesellschaft in Prenzlau, Schwedt and Angermünde, and on Thursday at the Ostprignitz-Ruppiner Nahverkehrsgesellschaft. The negotiations in Brandenburg are also about more money for the employees.

Author: dpa/
Further information: Public Transportation
Publication date: 22 February 2024
Last updated: 28 February 2024

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