German rail workers announce nationwide 50-hour strike starting this Sunday

German rail workers have announced a 50-hour strike after failing to reach a pay agreement with Deutsche Bahn.

Germany is bracing for another major transport strike.

In late March and April, flights, trains and buses were cancelled when a ‘megastrike’ saw transport workers walk out over pay.

German transport union EVG has now announced a new round of industrial action.

Starting at 10 pm on Sunday 14 May, the 50-hour warning strike will bring much of Germany’s rail network to a standstill.

Which train services will be affected by the strike?

Long-distance, regional and freight trains will be affected until midnight on Tuesday evening.

EVG represents around 230,000 rail and bus workers from 50

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