Elected until: 2018. First elected: 2013. Nationality: German.
Elke Tönjes-Werner was born in Ganderkesee in 1963. After graduating from secondary school, she completed an apprenticeship as an upholsterer in 1979. In 1984 she moved to the sewing room/upholstery facility at the Bremen site of Daimler AG, where she was elected to the Works Council in 1990. She is a member of the Operations Committee, spokesperson of the Personnel Committee and Deputy Chairwoman of the Works Council since 2014.
Since 1997, she has been a member of various negotiation groups in the General Works Council. From 2003 to 2005, she completed a training program as process manager and obtained the European business competence license level A.
In addition to exercising various trade union functions, since 1999, she has been active as an honorary judge at the Regional Labor Court in Bremen.