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Court allows five-day strike by German train drivers to continue

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The Labour Court in Frankfurt ruled that a strike launched by the German Train Drivers’ Union (GDL) can continue, rejecting an emergency injunction filed by rail operator Deutsche Bahn. GDL members began their third strike in a month early Thursday morning, and the industrial action is scheduled to last five days. Freight drivers have been on strike since Wednesday afternoon. Deutsche Bahn said it would appeal the Labour Court’s ruling to a higher regional court for review. The case is expected to be heard on Friday. The strike for higher pay brought many high-speed and regional trains to a ha…

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