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Germany’s train drivers to strike for third time this summer

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Germany’s train drivers’ union, the GDL, has announced a five day strike starting later this week, the third and longest for rail customers so far this summer. It will target Deutsche Bahn passenger services from 2 am on Thursday until Tuesday, September 7. In freight transport, the strike is to begin as early as Wednesday. “It is one of the longest industrial actions we’ve taken and we are doing it intentionally,” union leader Claus Weselsky said in Frankfurt on Monday. “We don’t see ourselves ready or willing to take shorter industrial action here, given the obstructionist attitude of Deutsc…

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