Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) - In the collective bargaining dispute with municipal employers, the Verdi union has called for further warning strikes. The focus today is on the municipal administrations. Among other things, the city administrations in Oberhausen, Essen, Bochum, Remscheid and Solingen are to be struck.
Various city services are said to be affected by the walkout. For example, employees of day care centers, municipal baths and waste disposal companies are called on to go on warning strikes. In Cologne, the city clinics are to be struck.
Bus and train failures are still to be expected on the lines of the Niederrheinische Verkehrsbetriebe (NIAG). According to the Verdi district spokesman, further warning strikes in local transport are not planned for the current week.
In the current collective bargaining round, Verdi is demanding 10.5 percent more income, but at least 500 euros more for the 640,000 employees in North Rhine-Westphalia. The second round of collective bargaining is scheduled for February 22nd and 23rd in Potsdam.