Next Monday, March 27, Ver.di is planning a nationwide warning strike together with the rail and transport union EVG. The unions' stated goal is to completely paralyze public transportation in Germany for one day. This means that no one should expect to arrive anywhere by bus, train or plane on Monday, or expect any goods to show up where they are supposed to.

This, of course, upsets the capitalists, as it severely disrupts the usual course of events when commodities are not delivered as planned or when employees who depend on the train do not show up for work. Accordingly, one could already expect that the labor buyers would try to create public opinion against the strike and play masses off against masses.

Who listened to the radio today could then experience, how the bosses with foam before the mouth held furious speeches against the workers, who fight for a better payment.

For example, Steffen Kampeter, the head of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations, said "Anyone who acts in this way is acting disproportionately and is endangering acceptance of the right to strike". Of course, he does not answer the question who besides himself has a problem with the right to strike. At any rate, he cannot rely on surveys. They show that a large part of the population supports the strike. In general, it simply reads like a poorly disguised threat; in other words, either you comply or other means will be used.

The airline association Barig also described the unions' actions as "irresponsible" and there are even calls for a lifting of the Sunday driving ban in the logistics industry. As soon as things get a little unpleasant, there are immediate calls for the restriction of basic workers' rights.

The outrage over this strike is downright ridiculous. What is the right to strike supposed to be good for, if not for striking? In essence, the capitalists' demand is that workers should be allowed to strike, but not really. Because if they do that seriously, one runs into problems as an entrepreneur.

However the rulers in Germany can count themselves lucky how lamblike the workers are in this country. A look at France gives an idea of where the journey is headed. In perspective, they can only hope that the workers will be content with simple strikes instead of taking up the fight against this system in an organized way.