The railwaymen award their loyal jubilarians

The railwaymen award their loyal jubilarians

The railroad transport union (EVG) had its anniversary event with honors for 40, 50, 60, 65 and 70 years of union membership. From the area of forchheim, walter dambacher deserves special mention for 60 years of membership, as well as sieglinde ruder and bernd kolb for 50 years of membership.

All of the jubilarians present had been active on shift for decades and now in retirement continue to remain loyal to their union. At the "stadtwappen" event in furth, local association chairman klaus obst, who has been an honorary member of the local association for decades, led the program. He took over the presidency six years ago.

It is not self-evident for trade union work that the number of members continues to rise. This is due to an increasing number of recruitments in the DB group – whether in apprenticeships or by lateral entrants in the technical professions.

In recent years, the union has been able to achieve very good results in collective bargaining agreements. Here, the election model of six days more vacation was put in the foreground.

The local association furth with branch office forchheim has 835 members. The seniors among them are invited to monthly events with a supporting program. Obst expressed his gratitude to jurgen kraus, head of the seniors’ association.

The keynote speech was given by the head of the EVG branch office in nurnberg, matthias birkmann. He reported on the work of the EVG, but also on the railroad group.

After further speeches, obst and birkmann presented the awards. Each jubilarian received a present, a pin and a certificate. One could see in the preparations that some jubilarians were not able to participate in the event for health reasons or partly due to work commitments. With lunch, accompanied by music from a solo entertainer, the event was held in a worthy setting for the loyal jubilarians. "We live community, that’s the slogan of the railroad transport union.", said klaus obst klaus in his closing remarks.