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13 Feb 2019 | 04:40 AM UTC

Germany: Public transportation strike to be held in Berlin on February 15

Germany News Alert

Public transportation workers to strike in Berlin on February 15; widespread transportation delays expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/16/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Berlin). COUNTRY/REGION Berlin

Event

Employees of the BVG public transportation company in Berlin plan to launch a strike from 03:00 to 12:00 (local time) on Friday, February 15, to denounce perceived poor working conditions and to demand bonuses. The strike will affect all U-Bahn services, including bus, tram, and subway services. Widespread transportation disruptions are to be expected throughout Berlin if the strike proceeds as planned.

Furthermore, a related rally is expected to take place in front of the BVG headquarters on Holzmarktstrasse on Friday. According to organizers, at least 4000 participants are expected to attend the rally.

Advice

Travelers in Berlin are advised to confirm their travel itineraries and to budget extra time to reach their destinations. Exercise a high level of vigilance in affected areas, avoid all demonstrations, and follow all official instructions issued by relevant authorities.

 

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