Austrian railways OK 3.4 percent pay raise for employees

1 year 8 months 1 week ago Sunday, December 02 2018 Dec 2, 2018 December 02, 2018 5:57 AM December 02, 2018 in News

BERLIN (AP) - Austrian railway operators have reached a pay deal with employees, averting the possibility of further strikes after a two-hour walkout brought trains to a standstill last week.

The Austria Press Agency reported that the deal reached Sunday involves a 3.4 percent pay rise backdated to July 1, along with other improvements to working conditions. The deal covers some 40,000 employees, and the state-run OeBB is the biggest of a few dozen railway operators.

Talks resumed following a strike last Monday that affected more than 100,000 passengers.

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