John Riceburg: Twelve reasons to love the train strike

Germany is in the middle of a four-day strike by train drivers. The media are telling us we're supposed to hate the strikers because they're ruining the country. But John Riceburg loves them... more

Nov 7, 2014 2:15 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Konrad Werner: The point of a trade union, 25 years on

The train strike is a nuisance? Well, that's kind of the point. When you moan about it you're basically saying, "How dare the train drivers not let us take them for granted." more

Nov 7, 2014 9:45 AM The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

John Riceburg: Support the strike

Imagine: Someday in the future, technology will be so advanced that public transport will run normally during the winter. In Berlin, however, as the days grow shorter and the waits for trains grow longer, that future seems far off… more

Oct 9, 2014 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

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