According to information from Bild am Sonntag, the federal government wants to prevent a strike by train drivers next week. Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer (CSU) therefore wished to have recourse to a mediator in the difficult negotiations and the deadlock between the train drivers’ union GDL and Deutsche Bahn. However, both parties should accept it. The train drivers’ union (GDL) had asked for a new offer as a prerequisite to the talks and a waiver of further work stoppages. The railroad only wants to make an offer to the GDL at the bargaining table. On Friday, she offered to resume talks immediately.