Started by Alex, January 11, 2024, 06:22:26 PM
Quote from: Alex on January 11, 2024, 06:22:26 PMI've read they've been protesting for 3 days, bringing roads to a halt. Now I believe the truck drivers have joined the protest. Has it been on the news on telly ?
Quote from: klondike on January 11, 2024, 06:59:00 PMI've read a little about it but like you have no TV licence. I read that the German government are suggesting that they are all far right extremists. Yeah right I believe that absolutely.
Quote from: klondike on January 11, 2024, 08:39:16 PMWhat you read depends on where you read it.https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2024/01/08/farmers-revolt-tractor-protests-bring-germany-to-standstill-over-governments-globalist-agenda/https://www.eugyppius.com/p/survey-69-of-germans-support-the
Quote from: ansu on January 12, 2024, 10:09:20 AMAt the moment there's sort of chaos in Germany, the farmers are on strike because our government reduces their subsidies and the engineers of the German railways are on strike because they want to reduce the daily working hours for shift workers and an increase in wages - so as the French say "rien ne va plus". As to the farmers - they are neither right nor left - and a majority says their arguments are correct, others say they aren't as poor and disadvantaged as they pretend to be. Fact is regional food is extremely expensive here. As to the railway engineers, no one can understand them and some say a whole country is to be held hostage by them. As I am retired I no longer need to go to work every day by train or car - thus all those strikes don't hit me.At the moment our government consists of three parties having very different views and they are arguing too much about the right way to rule a country and to cope with the present problems - within Germany and all over the world. So, let's wait and see.
Quote from: ansu on January 15, 2024, 04:38:57 PMWhen I was still working we also had strikes, but the present strike of the railway engineers is excessive - it's a power struggle between the leader of the trade union and the German Railway company.and the victims are the train passengers. The German Railways already had enough problems with their dilapidated rail network and their delayed trains before the strike. I can't remember when I last used a train that was not delayed. You may be right, our trade unions learned a lot from yours and the French ones.
Quote from: Raven on January 15, 2024, 06:11:33 PMI've not been on a train in years, I simply can't trust them to be running, or be able to get a seat I paid through the nose for, they strike at the drop of a hat and far too often.I'm sad to say I'll never be on one again.
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