“Business Insider” reports on the evaluation. In order to do justice to the increased travel volume in recent years, Deutsche Bahn has increased the number of part-time employees, marginal employees and temporary workers.
The data shows that there was an 80.8 percent increase in part-time employment between 2010 and 2021. In 2021, around one in eight DB employees was working part-time. In contrast, the number of full-time employees has only increased by about half since 2010, at 44.3 percent.
The results of the statistics also show that since 2010 there have been significantly more marginal part-time employees working at Deutsche Bahn – from 2010 to 2019 the number has increased by 38 percent. The most striking is the increase in temporary workers in the railway sector. While there were 1,052 temporary workers in 2013, in 2021 there were almost twice as many (2,078 temporary workers).
At the same time, their share in the economy as a whole has fallen by 4.3 percent. This includes service specialists, employees in road and rail traffic, in the field of monitoring railway traffic operations, business people in the field of rail traffic and in the field of vehicle guidance in railway traffic. In addition, new hires in rail transport in 2021 were much more likely to have fixed-term contracts than in 2013. In concrete terms, this is an increase of 31 percent. Compared to the economy as a whole, where the time limit increased by 15 percent, it was twice as high in rail transport.
The evaluations also show that the median income for employees in rail transport rose continuously between 2010 and 2021. While it was still 2831 euros in 2010, it was already 3462 euros in 2021. This means that the value is 54 euros below the overall economic value of 3516 euros in the same year. Overall, the evaluations show that the number of employees in the low-wage sector in the rail transport sector increased by 25 percent between 2010 and 2021 and fell overall.