In the wage dispute with the train drivers’ union GDL, Deutsche Bahn is also offering a corona bonus in order to avoid further strikes. “With a corona bonus, we are responding to an important concern of the unions,” said Martin Seiler, director of human resources on Sunday.
Previously, the Bild had spoken about it on Sunday. According to Bahn, the money should be paid by 2021. Seiler did not give an exact amount. “There can no longer be any reason to refuse to return to the negotiating table,” he added. “Now it just depends on the GDL. “
The union has gone on strike in freight transport for the second time this month since Saturday, and on Monday the strike is to be extended again to include passenger trafficking. The union of German locomotive drivers (GDL) had demanded, among other things, a corona bonus of 600 euros. Points of contention in the collective bargaining dispute also include the increase in table wages and the length of the collective agreement. There is also a dispute over retirement provision.