Wildcat strike disrupts Danish train traffic

2011-12-15 09:08

Denmark’s state-owned railroads say a wildcat strike is causing the cancellation of about half of its trains.

This is despite the strike being called off at the eleventh hour.

Around 1 000 DSB maintenance workers walked out of the train yards earlier this week to protest differences with management over pensions arrangements.

DSB spokesperson Jannik Preisler said although the strike was called off early today, there are “delays in getting the trains on track because they need to be fixed”.

He said half the trains have been cancelled.

It was not immediately clear how many days it would take until traffic returns to normal.

DSB has 9 300 employees and carries 195 million passengers a year.

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