Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - The Südwestdeutsche Landesverkehrs-GmbH (SWEG) has again warned train passengers of the consequences of a strike. The German Locomotive Drivers' Union (GDL) called for a strike at SWEG and its subsidiary SWEG Bahn Stuttgart GmbH at short notice on Tuesday, the company said. The campaign started at 1 a.m. and ended at 10 a.m. according to GDL information.
SWEG advises travelers to get information online and via the DB app. "As a result of the industrial action, operational disruptions - especially in the Stuttgart network/Neckar valley of the SWEG Bahn Stuttgart - are to be expected." Even after the strike, it will take some time before rail traffic is back on schedule.
Only on Monday did the GDL end a strike at SWEG. The background is a collective bargaining conflict in which the GDL, according to its own statements, would like to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement for the more than 500 railway workers not only for the SBS, but for the entire SWEG group. The group has a total of 1800 employees.
SWEG rejects this and does not want to take over the former Abellio Rail Baden-Württemberg - today SBS - permanently. The Abellio daughter got into financial difficulties at the end of 2021. The company then took over the state-owned SWEG for an initial period of two years.