Impending Travel Disruption In Germany Due To Strikes

Impending Travel Disruption In Germany Due To Strikes

Thousands of flights and trains in Germany are expected to be cancelled again this week after two unions called for more strikes over wages and conditions.

The German train drivers' union said on Monday it would commence a fresh round of nationwide strikes as a dispute with national train operator Deutsche Bahn escalated, setting the stage for further travel disruption impacting millions of people.

The rail strikes on 07 March will coincide with industrial action by Lufthansa airline's ground staff on 07-08 March, which will likely disrupt travel plans for thousands of passengers.

Around 200,000 air passengers will be affected by the two-day strike, according to an initial estimate by the Lufthansa Group, which means that around 1,000 flights per day will be cancelled as during previous strikes.

The official strike times of Lufthansa ground staff are 8 PM on Wednesday until 7:10 AM on Saturday.

It is the third time this year that a strike has caused mass flight cancellations for Lufthansa.

The strike on long-distance and regional train services begins at 2.00 AM on Thursday and will affect millions of travellers. According to GDL, the strike is set to last until 1 pm Friday.

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