The nationally known impact-ready-to-trade unionist and Ex-cleaning power Susanne Neumann is dead. She died on Sunday evening after a long illness at the age of 59 years at home, said her husband, Bernd Neumann, the German press Agency on Tuesday. Neumann had occurred in 2016 after a talk show appearance in the SPD. It was shortly known, as it advised the former SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel at a party event, from the Grand coalition to get out.
foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD), wrote on Twitter: "With her bold and direct approach, she has spoken to many people from the heart. We mourn the loss of a dedicated Streiterin for social justice.“
husband, Bernd Neumann, said: "you told me before already a long time that their last Demo will be at the cemetery." About your disease, the trade unionist had spoken publicly on several occasions. Already in 2015, she had been told that they will not see the next Christmas probably, said Neumann. They have long fought. "This woman had such an incredible power. I don't know where you took it.“
Neumann had always spoken out clearly against the course of the SPD party leadership. A pension reform, the introduction of a citizens ' insurance, the deficits in schools and in the care to reduce, and these issues were important. Neumann was a strict opponent of the new edition of the Grand coalition. In December of last year it became known that she was after two and a half years from the party.
the industry trade Union Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt paid tribute to Neumann. "Susanne was right, but you could very well work with her," said the district Chairman, George and his sister in Gelsenkirchen. She had been his predecessor in the volunteer from 2009 to 2017. Since 1981, she had worked according to its own statement as a cleaner.
the member of The Bundestag Marco Bülow (independent) said on Twitter: "I am very grateful to have these dedicated women met to argue with her for a social policy. She encourages me and warned me to stay clear and authentic.“More about
ready-to-trade unionist, Former cleaning lady, Susanne Neumann is leaving the SPD
at the beginning of February Neumann's urn is supposed to be, according to her husband. "The tree under which she is to be buried, she has chosen herself. Also, you had everything in Hand,“ he said. (dpa)