Germany’s Deutsche Bahn loses court bid to prevent train driver strike

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A Frankfurt labor court has rejected an injunction application filed by Deutsche Bahn in a bid to prevent train drivers going on strike, after their union pressed ahead with industrial action over a wage dispute.

The current strike, the third and longest in the ongoing wage dispute between the Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivfuhrer (GDL) union and the railway operator, has been impacting some services since Wednesday afternoon. The industrial action is set to run until next Tuesday morning.

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