German Minister pushes for offer to end rail strike


BERLIN, Nov 19 (Reuters) - German Transport Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee said on Monday he told Deutsche Bahn chairman Hartmut Mehdorn to make a new concrete offer to the striking train drivers' union so that talks can resume this week. Tiefensee said he hoped the new offer would lead to the resumption of negotiations by mid-week. The GDL union has refused to resume negotiations until rail operator Deutsche Bahn presents a new offer above the previous 4.5 percent pay rise offer. "I have ...

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