Germany’s railway workers to go on nationwide 2-day strike

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BERLIN (AP) — The head of a German rail workers union says members plan to  go on a nationwide strike starting Tuesday night. GDL union chief Claus Weselsky said 95% of the union’s more than 35,000 members voted in favor of the action. He says the strike will start with cargo trains at 7 p.m. and and expand to include passengers trains from 2 a.m. Wednesday until 2 a.m. Friday, The union is demanding a 3.2% salary increase and a one-time “coronavirus bonus” of 600 euros, or $703. German train operator Deutsche Bahn has rejected the demands. It says only a quarter of its long-distance trains will run on Wednesday and Thursday. 

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