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Young Workers’ Council

The Young Workers’ Council (JVR) represents young employees at Graz University of Technology and stands up for them. The members take up the concerns, problems and wishes of young people and address them.

The Young Workers’ Council

  • applies for measures to solve problems affecting apprentices at TU Graz.
  • monitors compliance with current legal requirements.
  • makes suggestions on vocational training and professional development of apprentices at TU Graz.
  • works together with the Works Council for Administrative Personnel to solve problems and implement ideas and suggestions from young people.
  • maintains contact with the trade union (GPA) and Chamber of Labour in the interests of young people.
As a member of the JVR, my aim is to connect apprentices with each other. We want to create a place where they can exchange ideas - whether in person or online. With regular meetings and workshops, we want to build a supportive community, address problems, share ideas and grow together :)

Phone: +43 316 873 5453

In the JVR, I want to listen to the apprentices, solve their problems and, above all, create new opportunities in the university. There are many different opinions on various topics, but I will try to find the best solution for all young people at TU Graz.

Vice Chairperson
Phone: +43 316 873 5963


According to the Labour Constitutional Act (Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz §123 Organe)  a young workers' council must be set up in every company in which at least five young employees who have not yet reached the age of 18 or apprentices who have not yet reached the age of 21 are permanently employed. The term of office of the members of the young workers' council is 2 years.

The current term of office started on 22 March 2023 and ends with a new election on 21 March 2025.



Members of the Young Workers' Council are persons under the age of 23 who have been employed at TU Graz for at least six months on the day of the election. They may be elected by all employees of TU Graz who have not yet reached the age of 20.

Due to the current number of apprentices, the JVR currently consists of three members (including a chairperson and a deputy chairperson) and three substitute members. They meet once a month in order to simplify working conditions for young people at TU Graz.

The members of the Young Workers' Council:

  • Ines Trummer (Chairperson)
  • Heiko Gaigg (Vice Chairperson)
  • Angelique-Marie Handl (member)
  • Leonie Fasching (substitute member)
  • David Münzer (substitute member)
  • Melanie Seidnitzer (substitute member)