commuters have to cope on Monday morning, with many cancellations and delays: The for five to nine o’clock, announced a nationwide warning strike started approximately one hour earlier. In Bavaria no train due to the Strikes currently more, the complete train service has been discontinued. Also in the South-West of Germany there should be massive restrictions. Other regions are expected to be added.

Until the early afternoon, a return to the normal schedule was to be expected, said a spokesman for the railway and transport Union (EVG). “If the schedule is messed up, it takes a while until everything is up and running again.”

The reason of the Strike: The Union will prevail in the collective conflict with their claims. On Saturday, the toe had broken off collective bargaining for 160,000 Workers. In the case of the wage increase the group of the trade Union was not contrary to, in their view, far enough.

In the long-distance transport, all for Monday Tickets purchased by Tuesday and are to remain valid, such as the railway announced. For certain savings tickets will be repealed in addition, the predetermined route. In the case of trip cancellations due to the strike refunds of Tickets and reservations are planned.

hej/dpa