Video: “It’s about the defense of the right to strike”

Train drivers demonstrate in Berlin

Thousands of train drivers have been on strike throughout Germany since Monday. In their demand for higher wages and better working conditions, the train drivers confront not only the management of the Deutsche Bahn and the government, but also the EVG, the main trade union in the company.

Several hundred train drivers and conductors demonstrated in front of the main train station in Berlin on Wednesday. The WSWS spoke with the workers about their demands and the political implications of the strike.