Germany. Mega-strike on March 27 affecting trains, buses, and airports.
Munich Airport also to close March 26
The unions aim to bring Germany to a complete standstill on Monday 27 March.
This would be an «unprecedented warning strike», as it is planned to affect rail and air transport as well as inland waterway and maritime transport nationwide. There will be severe delays throughout Germany, including transport services in all the areas mentioned, which will be paralysed.
Local public transport is also expected to be paralysed in the states of Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg, Saxony, Lower Saxony, Rhineland-Palatinate and Bavaria.
On Monday, March 27, it appears that the Verdi service union and the rail and transport union (EVG) are organizing a united strike day. Long-distance trains operated by Deutsche Bahn* as well as municipal transportation, airports, and the federal motorway business would be impacted. It is in charge of, among other things, providing winter services and maintaining the roads.
This strike will affect groups such as public sector employees, airport security and ground handling, among others.
The Verdi union has also called for strike action March 26 at Munich Airport (MUC). Airport authorities announced that there will be no passenger flights March 26-27 and advise travelers to contact their airlines for updated information.
Verify the transportation details again. During the strike, allow more time to get where you’re going, and consider using alternative modes of transportation if you need to. Be prepared for travel delays and increased traffic on any operating transportation services. As a standard security precaution, stay away from any protests.