2018 Integrated Report – On track towards a better Railway

Events after the balance sheet date

Collective bargaining negotiations concluded successfully

The collective bargaining negotiations were successfully concluded with EVG on December 14, 2018 and with the GDL on January 4, 2019. Through these negotiations, DB Group succeeded in agreeing consistent regulations. The collective bargaining agreements are valid for 29 months – with retroactive effect from October 1, 2018 – until February 28, 2021. In addition to an overall pay increase of 6.1% in two parts, continuation and extension of the option to choose between pay increase, shortened working hours or additional vacation, and improvements to the operational retirement benefit were amongst the agreements reached.