Berlin (dpa) – In a dispute with the Deutsche Bahn, the arbitration has started with the German train drivers Union (GDL).

The mediation Commission came to a place for lunch for the first time, it was said at the track. As Mediator, Prime Minister of Thuringia Bodo Ramelow (Left) and the former Brandenburg government leader Matthias Platzeck (SPD).

you should find in the next three weeks a compromise. In this time, may not be relied on, in accordance with the arbitration agreement. The main point of contention is the distribution of rest days for the approximately 35 000 employees of the train Crew.

collective agreement for the regulation of questions of principle

railway press material to the bargaining round

GDL to arbitration