The ver.di union has called for banking sector workers to participate in strikes and demonstrations across Germany on Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5. On Thursday, a rally will be held for workers in Cologne (North Rhine-Westphalia state) at 14:45 (local time) at the Friesenplatz. The following day, employees of several banks across the country are expected to participate in a warning strike with demonstrations held in Berlin, Wiesbaden (Hesse state), Nuremburg, and Munich (Bavaria state). A protest march will be held in Berlin on Friday from the Breitscheidplatz to Ernst-Reuter-Platz and back beginning at 10:00. In Wiesbaden, protesters will march from the Wiesbanden Hauptbahnhof to Kurhaus at 09:00. A rally will be held in Munich near DGB-Haus at 09:00 and in Nuremburg, demonstrators will gather at Lorenzer Platz at 09:00. Further strikes and protests are planned for the week of Monday, April 8, though no specific details have been announced as of Thursday. Localized transportation disruptions are likely near all protest sites and banking and commercial disruptions are expected across Germany.
Individuals in Germany, particularly the abovementioned areas, are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, and anticipate transportation and commercial disruptions.
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