Germany's public transportation workers are striking Monday as unions demand higher wages for their members.
The schedules of trains, buses and planes are being disrupted by the 24-hour work stoppage.
The strike is intended to pressure employers as a new round of negotiations begins this week.
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German news outlet Deutsche-Welle reports that Frank Werneke, head of Verdi, one of the unions involved in the strike, said, "What employees right up into the middle-income groups find to be a burden, above all, are the enormous price increases for electricity, gas, and groceries."
Some German airports began canceling flights Sunday in anticipation of Monday's strike.