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July 3 is a very special day for German office workers. The railway system stops running during rush hours, leaving some people who need to work in the company helpless. People who want to be lazy then have a new excuse and simply hide at home for a day or two. The two major railway unions in Germany, the German Railway Union Union and the German railway officials and alternate workers' meeting, announced on July 1 that a national railway workers' strike would be held from July 2. After taking down the extensometer in Thuringia, Saxony Anhalt and Mecklenburg former pomorry in southwest Germany, all the local front-line railway employees except the drivers took part in the strike after pulling the sample to the federal state, as well as parts of Hamburg, Bavaria and North Wales

however, another railway related labor union, the railway drivers' Union, joined the strike on July 3, which escalated the incident. Although the number of members of this trade union is small, the members are all train drivers. If the train is short of cleaners, it can be temporarily supplemented, but without a driver, it is more fatal. Moreover, these drivers specially chose to strike from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., which also paralyzed the urban transportation system in Germany's most important cities, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt

therefore, the German railway company has set up a free system to forecast strikes and train delays or outages. But it was soon "blasted", and the railway company can only publish various late forecasts at the station

the first two trade unions asked for a raise of 7%, but the management only agreed to a raise of 2% in 2008 and gave an additional 300 euros at one time. The train drivers' Union demanded a 31% pay rise. Local commentators believe that this is a "lion's big mouth"

compared with domestic residents, Germans rely more on the railway system for travel. I once asked my German colleague at lunch if there were any places worth visiting in the eastern city of Leipzig. He asked why not go now? Start from the unit, change trains, and transfer from the subway to the city railway. In half an hour, the fixture will be designed mainly according to the shape and material of the sample and will arrive at Berlin central railway station. Take the elevator directly from the city railway to the corresponding train platform. Wait for about ten minutes, get on the bus and find a seat at will. Check in five minutes later. We arrived in Leipzig in 55 minutes

the connection between German railways and other means of transportation is handled very well. At the same time, the speed of intercity trains basically reaches 200 kilometers per hour. However, while the government has given huge subsidies to railway companies, ticket prices are still quite expensive. I once returned to Berlin from Munich, and the air ticket I bought one day in advance was much cheaper than the train ticket. It's cheaper to book air tickets one month in advance. Moreover, according to the number of attendants per 100 passengers, the railway system is more bloated than the aviation system

this is the result of monopoly. Similar to German railways, Deutsche Telekom was also a super monopoly. It has more than 100000 employees. Compared with telecommunications companies in the United States and other places, its technological progress is slow, the price is high, and it does not pay attention to customer service at all. It takes more than a week to install a fixed machine, and there are only four models to choose from. In the 1990s, German officials called for greater competition in this industry. Trade unions, bureaucrats and suppliers of some equipment oppose the new plan in various ways. Although the telecommunications industry in Germany is still plagued with problems, the service quality is improving year by year

commentators in German media believe that the strike in the German railway system is a replica of the obstruction of full competition in the telecommunications industry in those years. Compared with the same type of work, the salary and corresponding welfare security of railway employees have been very high. The reason for the strike is to fix all the high benefits and wages of the original employees in the form of collective wage negotiation before the railway system is split. It is even hoped that this kind of method will increase the number of moisture-proof surfaces, hoping to make progress

just on the eve of the strike of railway employees, a preliminary draft of the long pending split of the railway system in Germany has been prepared. The corresponding competent ministers of the German government basically agreed. The framework of the reform is that the railway and railway stations are still owned by the German Federation, and other business operations of the railway are split and privatized

under the concept of economic freedom and open competition, which has been widely implemented in Europe in recent years, the strike of railway employees can only be regarded as a routine obstructive action. As some assets will be listed in the future, employees can still benefit directly. For example, employees in the telecommunications industry threatened that the splitting of telecommunications and the introduction of new competitors would bring disastrous consequences to the quality of telecommunications services, prices and even national security. These remarks seem to be nonsense today. Similar remarks are also mixed in the demands of railway employees to strike and raise wages. In the next few years, consumers may also think that the current actions of railway employees are somewhat ridiculous

in any case, opening up competition will bring benefits to consumers

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