According to the passenger association, there are train cancellations. The SWEG affected by the strike speaks of a relatively low willingness to strike. And raises allegations against the union.
Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - A warning strike by the Union of German Locomotive Drivers (GDL) has led to restrictions on rail traffic in the southwest since the early hours of the morning. The regional traffic of the Südwestdeutsche Landesverkehrs-GmbH (SWEG) and the SWEG Bahn Stuttgart GmbH (SBS), the former railway company Abellio Rail Baden-Württemberg, are affected. Trains were canceled in the Stuttgart network in particular, said Joachim Barth from the Pro Bahn passenger association. There are restrictions on the routes from Stuttgart to Heilbronn, Heidelberg, Pforzheim and Tübingen. According to the GDL, work should be stopped between 3 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The willingness to go on strike among the workforce was relatively low, a spokesman for SWEG said on Thursday morning. With the SBS in the Stuttgart network and Neckar valley, a basic offer can be driven. "At SWEG, the effects of the strike have so far been almost completely compensated for by operational measures," it said. There were only a few train cancellations. According to the spokesman, employees would be put under “massive” pressure by the GDL to take part in the strike on an ad hoc basis. A spokeswoman for the GDL rejected this accusation. She has not yet been able to take stock. She cannot yet say how many trains stood still.
The background to the warning strike is a dispute between GDL and SWEG. On Sunday, union boss Claus Weselsky had already threatened that strikes were planned from Monday if the state-owned company was not prepared to negotiate a uniform wage agreement for all employees. SWEG rejects this.