More than 6,000 public sector employees are retiring in Munich – with massive effects on daycare centers, clinic operations and pools. The offer from the employer side does not go down well with them.
More than half of the daycare centers remain closed. Social citizen houses cannot open. Clinics run on economy. And bathing fun in many Munich pools falls flat. All of these are the consequences of a warning strike that Munich hasn’t seen in a long time. Thousands of public sector employees responded to a call from Verdi on Tuesday and resigned from their jobs. According to the union, there are at least 6,000. “This is the biggest day of strike in Munich in the last 30 years,” shouted Heinrich Birner, Verdi’s managing director in Munich, late in the morning at the rally on Marienplatz.