German Flights Disrupted by Strikes; Arbitration Offered as Solution

German Flights Disrupted by Strikes; Arbitration Offered as Solution

Frankfurt/Hannover (dpa) – There is a glimmer of hope for passengers in Germany plagued by strikes. After five rounds without agreement, arbitration is now expected to bring a solution to the collective bargaining dispute among Lufthansa ground staff. At the same time, aviation security personnel continued their warning strikes at several German airports on Friday. … Read more

Cinema Employees Union Calls for Strike: Films in Jeopardy, Popcorn Supplies Low

Cinema Employees Union Calls for Strike: Films in Jeopardy, Popcorn Supplies Low

Films could be canceled in several cinemas in the coming days and popcorn bags could remain empty. The reason? The ver.di union is calling for a strike. The service union ver.di has called on employees of the cinema companies CinemaxX and CineStar to go on strike from Thursday as part of the nationwide collective bargaining. … Read more

Lufthansa Ground Staff Warning Strike Impact on Flight Operations in North Rhine-Westphalia

Lufthansa Ground Staff Warning Strike Impact on Flight Operations in North Rhine-Westphalia

Düsseldorf (dpa) – After the warning strike by Lufthansa ground staff, Lufthansa flight operations at North Rhine-Westphalia’s major airports have largely returned to normal. After 14 of the 15 Lufthansa departures in Düsseldorf were canceled on Wednesday, only one of these connections was canceled on Thursday – and not due to a strike, as an … Read more

ÖGB-Pfister: “The announced rent brake has a brake defect”

ÖGB-Pfister: “The announced rent brake has a brake defect”

In its current form, this is at best the advertising insult of the year. ÖGB calls for a retroactive rent freeze and an end to fixed-term contracts Vienna (OTS) – The federal government announced the implementation of a rent cap this week. “But this has to be meant seriously, otherwise it will only be the … Read more

Public Sector Employees on Strike in German Federal States

Public Sector Employees on Strike in German Federal States

As of: November 13, 2023 4:51 p.m Collective bargaining for public sector employees in the federal states is apparently not making any progress. The ver.di union therefore began a so-called “wave of warning strikes” today. Actions are taking place in the north throughout the week. Hamburg is a focus of the current wave of strikes. … Read more

GDL Calls for Warning Strikes, Disrupting Train Travel in Lower Saxony and Bremen

GDL Calls for Warning Strikes, Disrupting Train Travel in Lower Saxony and Bremen

It’s getting tight on the rails: Because the GDL is calling for warning strikes, nothing works for many hours. These lines are affected. Train travelers in Lower Saxony and around Bremen have to be prepared for train cancellations on the Nordwestbahn at the weekend. The German Locomotive Drivers’ Union (GDL) is calling for a twelve-hour … Read more

DGB NRW Calls for Paradigm Shift in Financial Policy to Address State’s Infrastructure and Services Shortage

DGB NRW Calls for Paradigm Shift in Financial Policy to Address State’s Infrastructure and Services Shortage

On the occasion of today’s hearing on the NRW state budget for 2024, Anja Weber, chairwoman of the DGB NRW, is calling for a paradigm shift in financial policy: “North Rhine-Westphalia is increasingly living off its substance: Broken roads and railways, dilapidated schools, too few daycare places, a lack of living space and underfunded hospitals … Read more

Trigger Points: Exploring Social Divisions in Germany

Trigger Points: Exploring Social Divisions in Germany

Is Germany developing into a divided society? A Berlin research team has examined the “trigger points”, those particularly controversial hot topics and central conflict lines of inequality that promote polarization. Thomas Gesterkamp spoke to the sociologist Steffen Mau, one of the authors involved. Steffen Mau, born in 1968, is professor of macrosociology at Berlin’s Humboldt … Read more

US Screenwriters Overwhelmingly Approve New Collective Agreement with Hollywood Studios

US Screenwriters Overwhelmingly Approve New Collective Agreement with Hollywood Studios

Los Angeles (dpa) – The US screenwriters have accepted a new collective agreement with the major Hollywood studios by a clear majority. 99 percent of the writers’ union members were in favor of the agreement, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced on Monday (local time). In the ratification process, 8,435 members voted for the … Read more