Gärtner-Leymann, Annegret

Annegret Gärtner-Leymann, born in 1977. After training to become an industrial mechanic, assembly worker in body final assembly until the closure of Opel Plant 1. Since 2015 warehouse worker in the parts and accessories warehouse of Opel in Bochum.


Active unionist in the metalworkers’ union IG Metall, former youth representative, and works council member from 2006 to 2015. Owing to the leading role she played in the struggle of the workforce, known beyond the plant as representative of the international automotive workers’ movement.