Farmers’ strike on Monday January 8th, 2024
When: The farmers’ strike will take place on Monday, January 8, 2024.
Where: Throughout Germany, especially in major cities and at important traffic junctions.
What: The farmers intend to take to the streets with their tractors to demonstrate for their concerns. They are protesting against the planned abolition of the agricultural diesel aid and the exemption from motor vehicle tax.
What impacts are expected: The farmers’ strike could lead to significant traffic disruptions. Drivers should allow more time on Monday and be prepared for traffic jams and blockades.
What can I do to prepare:
• Stay informed about the traffic situation before setting off on Monday.
• Plan your route to avoid driving through cities as much as possible.
• If you live in a city, plan an alternative route to work or school for Monday.
What is the background of the strike: German farmers have been under pressure in recent years. The prices for their products have dropped, while the costs for energy and feed have increased. The planned abolition of the agricultural diesel aid and the exemption from motor vehicle tax would further exacerbate the situation for farmers.
The Farmers’ Association hopes that the strike will draw political attention to their problems.