Deputy Head of the Regional Branch of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Mistakes happen: the question is how to deal with them. The Hessian SPD publicly apologized for a failed salute on Wednesday and eventually received praise for admitting the mistake.There is also applause for the RMV transport company, which instead of making continuous improvements, wants to replace its twelve-year-old app with a new one.And we also apologize for an error:In the Tuesday newsletter, Thursday’s anniversaries were spelled incorrectly. The list of those whose birthday is TODAY can be found at the end of the newsletter.
Buying a ticket via the app is easier: Approximately every tenth ticket in the RMV network is currently purchased through the RMV app. If things go according to the ideas of RMV CEO Knut Ringat, one in two people should use the offer in the future. And since progress can sometimes only be achieved through radical changes, as of October 17, it should no longer be possible to reinstall the RMV app, which has been so familiar to many for years. If you already have it on your mobile, you can only use it until the end of the year. Instead, the transport association wants to earn points with the new “RMVgo” app. What differentiates it from the old version? It should be clearer and easier to use and make it easier to find links and purchase tickets. Furthermore, for the onward journey from the destination station it is possible to book rental bicycles, e-scooters or car sharing vehicles. RMV customers should also benefit from a new savings model. But no matter how much you spin it or how much you spin it: the nine euro ticket will not replace this model. However, as Ralf Euler writes, it can still be an incentive to leave the car at home more often. The “RMV savings subscription” can be purchased for 10 euros and 30 days and offers a 25% discount on short trips, single tickets and day tickets for adults.
Strikes in times of crisis: Employees of the Hessian metallurgical and electrical industry demand an additional eight percent salary.The approximately 200,000 employees are represented in the collective bargaining by Jörg Köhlinger, district manager of IG Metall-Mitte. He doesn’t like a soft course: “We need an effective salary increase!” Corporate editor In an interview with the trade unionist, Falk Heunemann asked critical questions: How much wage increase can be required in a sector also shaken by the crisis? Why are one-off payments not an alternative for Köhlinger? And why does he think the eight percent requirement should actually be revised upwards again? In view of the economic risks, the required wage increase is “quite possible and even necessary due to economic development”, as Köhlinger states. The situation is “much better than the employer attests”.
No excuses: “Something stupid has happened to us, for which we are rightly criticized.” This is a sentence! Without whining. No attempt to unload blame and responsibility. This was written by the head of the press office of the SPD of Hesse. His department made a mistake that drew criticism from the Hessian SPD. On the eve of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, the party published a message wishing all Jews “Gmar chatima tova”, the traditional congratulations on the “Day of Atonement”.However, the post was illustrated with a photo of the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a holy site of Islam that also holds an important place for Jews. As a result, the SPD was accused, among other things, of “anti-Semitic politics”. After all: honest and straightforward apologies have been received by users.