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German bus and train drivers are striking with Fridays for Future to pursue Sustainability.

Courtesy of the youth led global climate movement, Fridays for Future two rivalry groups in the public transport sector will be together on the streets of Germany to push for reforms in this sector. The campaign dubbed #WirFahrenZusammen (#WeDriveTogether) that will bring together bus and train drivers is fighting for better working conditions for transport workers and much-needed investment and reform to the public transport system. This transformation is targeted to address climate change effects issues in the transport sector. This is so significant especially noting that according to the European Environment Agency (EEA) transport is responsible for about a quarter of the EU's total greenhouse gas emissions. On their part public transport stakeholders laments that they've been facing a critical moment due to cost-cutting measures, primarily at the expense of bus and train drivers. “Our public transport system is about to collapse. Bus drivers are completely overworked, many of us are off sick and many of us aren't coming back,” says Mattias Kurreck, a bus driver from Berlin. “Our shifts are getting longer, our breaks are pretty non-existent and we constantly stress about delays to the service.” Working conditions are so poor that many are leaving the profession, and finding new recruits is posing a significant challenge. “This isn’t something that can be solved in wage negotiations, it goes far beyond that,” says a spokesperson for Fridays for Future. “We need substantial investments in public transport, and this must come from the government.” By joining forces, Fridays for Future and Ver.di hope to demonstrate that this is a political issue that requires governments and local councils to find solutions. This is a great movement in the pursuit to sustainable employment and improving the health of public sector employees. Source - Euro News Read More - https://www.euronews.com/green/2024/02/22/india-looks-to-rooftop-solar-to-provide-free-electricity-for-up-to-10-million-homes

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  • Abraham Jok Atem

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    This is a bold step. May their voices be heard

    • Princess

      7 w

      It's encouraging to witness such dedication to environmental stewardship from diverse groups within society.

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      • Felix mokaya

        7 w

        @princess_nel_268 Agree ,there is power in togetherness

      • Ann Nyambura

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        it's a powerful example of solidarity and collective action for sustainability

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      • We Don't Have Time

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        • George Kariuki

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          The #WirFahrenZusammen movement represents a significant step forward in the pursuit of a more sustainable and equitable transportation system.

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          • Kevin

            7 w

            What an amazing cause ..A true march for climate

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            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              7 w

              Great collaboration, these people want the best for our planet and they want to have a sustainable future and therefore their voices should be heard,

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              • Joseph Githinji

                7 w

                @elizbeth_gathigia it is a bold move that shows great commitment in championing for climate action.

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              • Saustine Lusanzu

                7 w

                Amazing action by Young people, it's time for the leaders to act and take into consideration the people's demands

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                • Joseph Githinji

                  7 w

                  @saustine_lusanzu the government must give a positive response to this call for change.

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                • dickson mutai

                  7 w

                  Advocating for a greener and fairer future, a powerful example of collective action for sustainability

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                  • Joseph Githinji

                    7 w

                    @dickson_mutai this is an exemplary example of how things should be done on matters climate action call.

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                  • mary Mwihaki

                    7 w

                    This is great move

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                    • Esther Wanjiku

                      7 w

                      A noble cause for the sustainability of the future

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                      • Munene Mugambi

                        7 w

                        When people who work in the transport industry, it feeds their families but are willing to doen their tools for fight fossil fuels, you have to know something is wrong. They are being the bigger persons and putting needs of the climate before their own. Commendable

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                        • Joseph Githinji

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                          @munene_mugambi enough is enough, time for change is now.

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                        • Chris Ndungu

                          7 w

                          Any voice driven toward climate change solution should be given full attention not only by the government but also by the people.

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                          • Munene Mugambi

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                            @chris_ndungu These voices are important in shaping our future, they determine which direction we take as a country and as a planet. Giving priority to these people affords us time to right our wrongs and fix the planet

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                            • Joseph Githinji

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                              @chris_ndungu I agree, it goes without saying that change beggins with you and me, together we can.

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                            • Frederik Fast

                              7 w

                              It's very important that they are doing this. Because for a better climate, WE needs our Public Transport system in a very good condition.

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                              • Joseph Githinji

                                7 w

                                @frederik_fast This is for sure the right direction to take for sustainability goals to be met in transport sector.

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                              • walter lungayi

                                7 w

                                Great move!! The collaboration between German bus and train drivers with Fridays for Future demonstrates a unified effort to achieve sustainability. Their strike sends a powerful message advocating for environmental consciousness and responsible transportation systems.

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                                • Joseph Githinji

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                                  @walter_lungayi This is true, it should be a wake up call to other transport sector stakeholders to steer sustainability debate ahead.

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                                • Felix mokaya

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                                  Such an inspiring collaboration .Through this partnership it will help to bring sustainability in transport sector and it will get to address climate change effects issues in the transport sector

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                                  • Joseph Githinji

                                    7 w

                                    @felix_mokaya This is a game changer, their voices must be heard.

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                                  • Tabitha Kimani

                                    8 w

                                    This is a good partnership to call for positive actions.

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                                    • zelda ninga

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                                      #FRIDAYFORFUTURE

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                                      • Jane Wangui

                                        8 w

                                        Their voices must be heard.Together alot can be achieved and including the youths builds their confidence in what they stand for.

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                                        • Munene Mugambi

                                          7 w

                                          @jane_wangui The power of unity is a strong foundation for having your voices heard as a community. As people who deeply care for the planet, joining in such initiatives means your demands are heeded

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                                          • Joseph Githinji

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                                            @jane_wangui anywhere the youths are involved for a good purpose means theres is a great future.

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