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Germans face rail strikes over Christmas as wage talks fail

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's EVG railway workers' union plans to stage warning strikes over the Christmas period after wage talks with rail operator Deutsche Bahn broke down early on Saturday."Warning strikes will now be the unavoidable consequence," said EVG leader Torsten Westphal in a statement. The union represents most railway-related workers and professionals. Deutsche Bahn is also holding talks with the smaller train drivers' union GDL.Both unions want a 7.5 wage increase and also have demands on working hours and holidays. Deutsche Bahn, which said it had offered a 5.1 percent wage ...

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 17:56 IST