The tale of two cities according to Heiko and Stephi - Part 333
This week we have a newsworthy topic in our "tales". We're in the middle of a five days long strike period of the biggest railroad company in Germany. It's the third and longest strike so far since the beginning of the negotiations.
These strikes are painful for both - the railroad company and the passengers. This is because many trains of short- and long-distance-traffic are cancelled. But a strike has to hurt and a strike must be noticed or else it would be ineffective. The railroad company tried to bring an action against the strikes but the lawsuit was dismissed. And while I don't know too much about all the circumstances, I think it's good they lost.
The right to strike and try to improve the working conditions should be left untouched. It's important to have such rights.
I thought these strikes are approached with mixed feelings because everyone wants to support strikes but not when the strikes affect themselves. But, it seems, at the stations here, everyone seems to be relaxed about it.
The first photo shows the Central Station in Cologne from a few years ago. The second photo shows Munich East, I took this photo yesterday after work when I had to wait 35 minutes for the next train home.
This week's praise goes to our rights - specifically the right to fight for working conditions and better pay
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