Berlin, Nov. 27 (AP) Rail workers in Austria will hold a one-day strike Monday after a failed round of talks in wage negotiations.
The Austrian Press Agency reported on Sunday that both sides said the fifth round of salary talks for around 50,000 employees at around 65 rail operators, including the main national operator OeBB, had failed.
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This means that there will be no regional, long-distance or night trains on Monday, and that only buses and other public transport from the municipal authorities will operate.
Sindicat Vida has asked for an additional 400 euros ($416) a month for railway employees, which it says is equivalent to an average increase of 12 percent.
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Employers have said this would be a 13.3% increase and it is too much. OeBB said employers were offering an 8.44% increase and strongly criticized the strike.
Like many other countries, Austria has seen inflation rise this year following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The country’s annual inflation rate reached 11 percent in October. (AP)
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