Public transport has temporarily stopped working in many cities in Germany due to today's strike. In particular, buses and trams of the city transport company do not run in Berlin until 12:00 local time. In Munich, the subway trains, as well as about half of the trams and buses, have stopped moving before 18:00, Deutsche Welle reports.
In another large city, Hamburg, metro trains and most buses do not run until 12:00, while public transport should resume normal operation no later than 15:00. Long-distance and regional trains run throughout Germany unchanged.
The Ver.di trade union called on all workers of public transport in Germany (87 thousand) to go on strike. Ver.di advocates for the introduction of common rules across the country to smooth out regional differences and make work in this area more attractive. The trade union, in particular, requires the granting of leave of at least 30 days a year, as well as the establishment of a single amount of additional payments.