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Monday Rail Strike in Austria Threatens to Convey Cross-Border Prepare Visitors to a Standstill

The Wien Mitte prepare station in Vienna, Austria

Rail site visitors in Austria will come to a standstill Monday as rail employees stage a 24-hour strike, the Österreichische Bundesbahnen, or Austrian Federal Railways, stated late Sunday.

The vida transport employees’ union has known as for a 24-hour warning strike to start out on Monday, following 5 rounds of negotiation.

The ÖBB is the nationwide railway system of Austria in addition to the administrator of Liechtenstein’s railways.

“After greater than 12 hours of intensive talks, the [two sides] sadly didn’t handle to return to an settlement,” the ÖBB stated in an announcement.

The strike will have an effect on night time trains and cross-border site visitors.  Austria lies between eight international locations together with Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic, and is a vital hub for European rail journey.

The ÖBB warned that “particular person prepare cancellations” may happen  Sunday night and Tuesday morning as effectively.

Vida, which represents roughly 50,000 railway employees, has demanded an across-the-board improve of €400 ($415.11), which the union stated can be an approximate improve of 12%.

The Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, the nation’s chamber of commerce, stated it had  supplied a rise of a bit over 8%.

(Photograph: Accura Media Group)





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