Drivers for Germany's Deutsche Bahn have begun a week-long strike, their eighth walkout in 10 months of wage negotiations and the longest in the rail operator's history. Freight train drivers stopped work on Monday afternoon, with passenger train drivers due to follow suit at 02:00 local time on Tuesday. Their union, GDL, wants a 5% pay rise. It also wants to cut the working week from 39 hours to 37 and the right to represent staff such as train stewards. 'This strike is completely inappropriate and totally over the top,' Deutsche Bahn said.
Drivers for Germany's Deutsche Bahn begin a week-long strike, their eighth walkout in 10 months of wage negotiations.