The 24 hour strikes called by the Verdi trade union brings Germany to a stand still.

Largest strike in decades called by the Verdi trade union and railway and transport Union EVG where the latest in months of industrial action which has hit major European economies and higher food and Energy prices Dent living standards.

Airports and bus train station across Germany where at a stand still on Monday causing disruption for millions at the start of the working week during of the largest workout in decades.

Employees are presing for higher wages to blunt the effects of inflation which reached 9.3% in February.

Germany which was heavily depend on Russia for a gas before the war in Ukraine has been particularly hard hit by higher prices as it scrambled for new energy sources with inflation rates.

Vardi union is negotiating on behalf of around 2.5 million employees in public sector including public transport.

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