Austria: The Austrian railway workers’ union is carrying out a nationwide strike on 28 November | So Good News
November 24, 2022 | 07:29 UTC
Austrian railway workers union organizes nationwide strike on November 28; likely service disruptions.
Rail workers associated with the Vida trade union are planning a 24-hour network strike, 00:01-23:59 on November 28, to demand better pay and working conditions. Related protests are possible in cities and city centers.
Unless the strike action is averted, disruptions to Austria Rail (OBB) services are likely. Services operating are likely to be busier than normal and increased traffic congestion is likely to be on alternative modes of transport. Services are likely to take time to return to normal, with disruption lasting into the busiest commute times on November 29.
Confirm train times before departure and allow extra time for journeys on 28 November. Consider alternative travel arrangements if necessary. Anticipate possible disruptions if you route goods by rail in Austria and consider alternative options for critical shipments. Avoid all demonstrations as a routine safety measure.