Thomas Händel

Thomas Händel
Professional career
  • 1973-1978 : Technician and marketing manager, Grundig/Fürth (Private sector)
  • 1978-1979 : Assistant to Prof. Wolfgang Abendroth, Akademie der Arbeit, Frankfurt/Main (Other)
  • 1979-1987 : Executive secretary of the trade union IG Metall and member of the committee of spokespersons of the German peace movement (Other)
  • 1987-2012 : Executive secretary and senior agent of the Fürth branch of IG Metall (Other)
  • 1993-2009 : Manager of the educational institution BiKo GmbH, Central Franconia. (Private sector)
  • 1992-2007 : Judge in the Land Labour Court, Nuremberg (Public service, government)
Political career
Offices held in a political party or national trade union
  • 1970-1978 : Youth representative and member of the works council, Grundig/Fürth
  • 2004-2007 : Co-founder and executive secretary of the WASG (Electoral Alternative Labour and Social Justice)
Offices held in the EU institutions
  • 2009-2014 : Member of the European Parliament
  • 2014-… : Member of the European Parliament
Other activities
  • 2007-… : Member of the executive, Wolfgang Abendroth Foundation
  • 2007-… : Vice-chair of the executive, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.


EP Delegations