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RNV Strike

 

The labor union Ver.di has called a strike for the employees of Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (RNV). RNV expects tram and bus traffic in the entire RNV-network to stop for 24 hours, lasting from Friday morning, April 19th, 3.30 a.m. until Saturday morning, April 20th, 3.30 a.m.

 

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We kindly ask our passengers and customers to be prepared for massive traffic disturbances and at the same time ask for understanding in this exceptional situation. Current information will be available on this website as well as on facebook (facebook.com/rnvgmbh).

 

 

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Gonna be fun.

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Oh Kark! The one day i really have to get to work on time :(

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Er Jack, your profile says Munich, the strike (AFAIK) is only Heidelberg, Mannheim & Ludwigshafen areas.

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Important: VRN's travel planner has already been adapted to the situation by cancelling all affected routes for tomorrow (until Saturday, 3:30 am). If you insert a query for a certain connection for tomorrow it will give you a route path that will be expected to run, using a combination of other bus companies, S-Bahn, walking up to 15 minutes etc.

 

DB's travel planner at bahn.de is not adapted to the situation (at least as of right now).

 

Be careful to check multiple connections in the planner (button on the left of each connection) as some possible connections may take complicated detours - e.g. from southern Heidelberg to Mannheim it will also give you a detour via Leimen as a possible tour, using BRN busses and S-Bahn.

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DELFI has been adapted, meaning all DELFI-connected travel planners in Germany/Europe (e.g. www.rmv.de) now also show only running connections.

 

DB (bahn.de) is not connected to DELFI.

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RNV has declared that all moonliner and nightline lines tonight are officially cancelled (i.e. not just "if the drivers strike", but in general). Regular routes will be resumed after 3:30 am, meaning e.g. the moonliners in Heidelberg and the trams running after that point until dawn wouldn't be affected by this cancellation.

 

Uneffected two-digit lines that are completely operated by subcontractors and still run are:

- in Heidelberg : 27-28,30,34,36-39 (i.e. mostly the mountain busses)

- in Ludwigshafen : 73,77,85-88 (i.e. Oppau and Maudach, mostly)

 

For Mannheim you can download a list here. The list is rather complicated since every single connection that runs is shown (in Mannheim subcontractors mostly run single connections, not full lines). RNV itself owns two subcontractor companies (v-bus and Beth) that are not on strike, hence the complication. Those lines contracted out to taxi companies (in particular the harbour lines) as well as the 5x network in Käfertal/Waldhof are running, basically, as well as some 4x routes out of the Seckenheim Rathaus node.

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ver.di is calling another strike for RNV from Wednesday 3:30 am until Friday 3:30 am.

 

RNV announcement (in German, shorter in English, and very short in Turkish).

 

Next negotiation round is on Wednesday. If successful (for ver.di) the strike would be called off on Thursday.

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VRN has stripped all RNV connections from their travel planner again. Also, they modified the maximum walking distance in the planner (from 500 to 1000 meters max) so you don't get some of the ridiculous suggestions you might have gotten on friday.

 

Note that DELFI, even though you can set the maximum walking time in the mask, is not programmed for optimizing travel time by using walking. That leads to suggestions such as waiting 24 hours if you want to go from MA HBf to Paradeplatz at 3:30 am tomorrow. DELFI, in case you're wondering, is a common database that most other public transport groups germany-wide (such as RMV in Hessen) use to display connections within VRN - and the other way around.

 

Note: RNV has announced that it will not attend the next negotiations round on wednesday. The strike will therefore last until at least friday.

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6.5 hours to go till the first tram is running.

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Well I for one thoroughly enjoyed my two days walking and I plan to do it more often!

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Unless RNV moves their offer considerably upwards on sunday (next negotiation round) expect to do some walking again next week ;)

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Negotiations between RNV and ver.di just failed.

 

Expect unannounced sudden strikes next week.

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ver.di has announced that strikes will resume on wednesday (1st of May, International Workers' Day). RNV employees on strike - and probably a couple in their free time - will attend the rallies in HD, MA and LU that day.

 

RNV has published this on their facebook site in a way saying that there will be a strike on May Day, the original ver.di announcement says that the strike will be back on from May Day.

 

Since May Day is also the day on which the Maimarkt is seeing its most visitors each year expect not to get anywhere on the A656 and A6 around Mannheimer Kreuz either.

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In case anyone wanted to go to Maimarkt on Wednesday (like about 200.000 other people), the exhibition company MAG running Maimarkt has expanded parking capacity by about 15% to 14,000 spots and will establish a bus shuttle service at 5- to 10-minute intervals between the more distant parking lots, the S-Bahn station and Maimarkt.

 

You could in theory also use those shuttle busses to go to Luisenpark from the S-Bahn station instead (that's where the "more distant" parking lots are), if you don't mind being crammed into a bus with a couple hundred other people.

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Anyone has an idea what "offer" ver.di expect to get from these strikes?

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ver.di wants plus 7.0% for everyone, minimum 200 Euro/month gross raise. RNV has a complicated package offer that across the board would result in an average 2.75% raise with no minimum (which is a hair breadth above the inflation rate). Neither side has moved their position since the first negotiation round.

 

Sixth negotiation round begins in 40 minutes.

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Sixth negotiation round is over. Details are being kept under wraps, according to ver.di neither side moved from the above offers.

 

Result is that ver.di just announced that they'll strike on thursday too.

 

Ver.di's position is that bus/tram drivers in Rhine-Neckar due to a separate tariff treaty earn considerably less than comparable employees in other companies in the state (about 14.2% less than under TV-N tariff treaty; about 11.2% less than employees of private transportation enterprises in Baden-Württemberg). ver.di's goal is to raise the RNV house tariff to a comparable level to TV-N over the medium term.

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Good to know, esp. the fact about comparable level to other companies in the state. Sounds reasonable, at least to me ^^. Thanks kato!

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Looks like they are going to start with the strikes again next week>

 

Does anyone know what the situation is for someone with a monthly card? are they entitled to any rebates or maybe extension of the card to cover the number of days of strikes?

 

Thanks

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