German Rail Strikes: More Trouble Ahead?

As the country grapples with its worst-ever transport strike, unions are already threatening another work stoppage

Call it a philosophical debate: On the one side sit the managers for Deutsche Bahn, Germany's national railway. They would like to have a single wage agreement governing relations with all 134,000 of their employees. In fact, this summer Deutsche Bahn signed a new contract with most of them -- an agreement which included a tidy 4.5 percent raise.

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