Uwe Witt (politician)

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Uwe Witt, 2020

Uwe Witt (born October 1, 1959 in Witten ) is a German politician ( AfD ). He has been a member of the German Bundestag since the 2017 federal election. Witt is labor and social policy spokesman for the AfD parliamentary group and chairman of the AfD parliamentary group in the Committee for Labor and Social Affairs of the German Bundestag.

Training, studies, job

1977–1980 Witt completed an apprenticeship as a fitter at Thyssen Stahl AG . He worked there initially as a locksmith and grinder, later as a clerk for personnel planning for workers and as deputy department head for personnel planning and assessment. Between 1985 and 1989 he completed an extra-occupational course to become a state-certified technician specializing in machine technology at the Westfalen Technikum in Dortmund and a postgraduate course in human resource management (IDB), as well as further training courses for behavior-oriented process optimization at the University of Dortmund and for human resources and social affairs at the Ruhr University Bochum . From 1994, Witt worked for the Zeschky group of companies for nine years as HR manager and later as a member of the management.

Self-employment as an entrepreneur

After leaving Zeschky in 2003, Witt was self-employed with three companies.

With his wife at the time, Witt founded the company Witt GmbH on March 30, 2006 , which was registered at the Walsrode District Court on June 14, 2006 under HRB 101226 and aimed at operating a residential and therapy center for disabled people. A branch was the Hotel Eichenhof in the Elbe Valley in Heiddorf in the district Ludwigslust / Mecklenburg-Vorpommern , convert the Witt to a home for eating disorders was that under the Willi syndrome Prader- suffering. A change ban imposed by the community did not result in this. In the meantime, Witt ran a hotel and restaurant there. At that time, a TV program from RTL II , Die Kochprofis , was produced on April 20, 2008 in his hotel. After a roof truss fire, which has not yet been resolved, with damage of 250,000 euros on May 5, 2008 and the refusal of the insurance company to settle the damage, Witt had to file for bankruptcy in November 2008. The insolvency proceedings were discontinued by a decision of the Syke District Court on January 21, 2013 in the absence of a cost-covering procedure. On November 29, 2013 the company was deleted due to lack of assets.

Witt also ran an industrial services company and owned a management consultancy. For many years, Witt was involved in charitable institutions to support disabled people. Between 1977 and 1992 he was a member of IG Metall .


Witt joined the alternative for Germany in 2013 and was initially a judge at the regional arbitration court of the AfD Schleswig-Holstein . After moving to North Rhine-Westphalia , he was elected as an assessor on the board of the AfD district association Ennepe-Ruhr in June 2014. After moving at the end of 2015, Witt is a member of the AfD district association Unna. At the same time he was appointed spokesman for labor and social policy in the state association of North Rhine-Westphalia . He is also head of the state and federal committee of the Party for Labor and Social Affairs.

On September 24, 2017, Witt moved into the 19th German Bundestag for the AfD at number 13 in North Rhine-Westphalia . Witt's focus is labor and social policy. He sees himself as part of the “left wing” of the AfD. In June 2018, in an interview on the subject of "Does the AfD attract anti-Semites?", He expressed the hope of a second, successful party exclusion procedure against the Baden-Württemberg AfD member of the state parliament, Wolfgang Gedeon , who is controversial for anti-Semitism allegations , although such a procedure on the part of the Baden-Württemberg Wuerttemberg state board in January 2018 "no prospects of success" were granted. Witt himself stated that he would not appear together on panel discussions with Gedeon, who had resigned from the parliamentary group after internal quarrels , and took the opinion that "the majority of AfD members see it similarly."

On November 8, 2018, it was rejected in the election of the members of the Board of Trustees of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe Foundation with a majority of MPs from the SPD, Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen, Die Linke and FDP in the Bundestag.

Witt is labor and social policy spokesman for the AfD parliamentary group and chairman of the AfD parliamentary group in the Committee for Labor and Social Affairs of the German Bundestag. He is one of the spokesmen for the Alternative Center within the AfD North Rhine-Westphalia and in the federal working group of the AM and, according to his own statement, stands for “conservative-liberal and patriotic-bourgeois politics”.

In September 2019, Witt spoke in the German Bundestag of a ban on the SPD. This led to criticism from several factions regarding the history of German social democracy . The SPD had already been banned once in 1933, at that time by the rulers of the NSDAP .

Alternative union of workers

Uwe Witt is the founder of the Alternative Association of Employees (AVA) , which is organized as a registered association (eV). Witt has held the office of Federal Chairman since the AVA was founded on February 19, 2015.

According to a report by Correctiv, the AVA positions itself politically to the left, like Witt - in contrast to AidA (workers in the AfD) and, according to the report by Correctiv, ALARM (alternative workers' association of Central Germany), Witt, which is even more politically right criticized the possibility recently negotiated by IG Metall to temporarily reduce the weekly working time to 28 hours per week, as this was "hardly feasible" for companies. Instead of an increase in the minimum wage , he advocates the dismantling of subsidies , which is also part of the AfD's election manifesto: "We want to enable small and medium-sized companies to make permanent profits again so that they can pay good wages".


Witt is divorced.

Web links

Commons : Uwe Witt  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. The Parliament, No. 6-8, 05 February 2018, p. 4 and 5; https://www.bundestag.de/abiminale/biografien/W/-/524648
  2. a b c AVA eV Alternative Association of Employees - About us. Retrieved on July 4, 2020 (German).
  3. ^ Witt GmbH - Estorf retrieved for a fee on October 23, 2017
  4. Kitchen party was a complete success - 130 guests experienced professional chef work at the stove in the sold out "Eichenhof", accessed on October 24, 2017
  5. The cooking professionals - on the stove: Eichenhof im Elbtal , accessed on October 24, 2017.
  6. Roof fire in the Eichenhof: around 250,000 euros in damage after a fire in the hotel , accessed on October 24, 2017.
  7. Eichenhof hotelier Uwe Witt from Heiddorf now had to file for bankruptcy , accessed on October 23, 2017.
  8. Insolvency Uwe Witt GmbH - file number 15 IN 274/08 , accessed on December 18, 2014.
  9. ^ Bundestag.de: Uwe Witten
  10. AfD parliamentary group: Albrecht Glaser is to become AfD vice-president of the Bundestag in the period from September 27, 2017, accessed on October 19, 2017
  11. a b Ricarda Breyton: Does the AfD attract anti-Semites? In: welt.de . June 21, 2018, accessed June 22, 2018 . .
  12. Willi Reiners: AfD does not exclude Wolfgang Gedeon. In: stuttgarter-nachrichten.de . January 10, 2018, accessed June 22, 2018 .
  13. In the interview with Ricarda Breyton mentioned, Witt alleged erroneously that the Baden-Württemberg AfD parliamentary group had "excluded" Gedeon; Gedeon himself had announced: "I decided to take this step [ie to leave the parliamentary group] of my own free will", he was "not pushed or put under pressure", said Jörg Braun, Gabriele Renz: Wolfgang Gedeon: Darum he announced his resignation from the AfD parliamentary group. In: südkurier.de . July 6, 2016, accessed June 23, 2018 .
  14. Board of Trustees of the Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe elected , German Bundestag, November 9, 2018
  15. The Parliament, No. 6-8, 05 February 2018, p. 4 and 5; https://www.bundestag.de/abiminale/biografien/W/-/524648
  16. Alternative Mitte - Our Speakers , accessed on October 24, 2017.
  17. Group AM Germany . In: Alternative Middle Germany . ( mitte-der-alternative.de [accessed on January 14, 2018]).
  18. Short biography, AfD North Rhine-Westphalia , accessed on October 19, 2017
  19. Scandal in the Bundestag: AfD man speaks of SPD ban - comrades appalled. September 14, 2019, accessed July 4, 2020 .
  20. - ( Memento of December 8, 2017 in the Internet Archive )
  21. ^ The workers' struggle in the AfD. In: correctiv.org. May 1, 2017, accessed on July 4, 2020 (German).
  22. ^ Klaus Brandt, Theresa Martus: AfD Workers' Party? This is how the party advertises ex-SPD members , Berliner Morgenpost, April 5, 2018.