She has been in office since 2005, and the President of the Federal Labor Court, Ingrid Schmidt, will be retiring soon. A conversation about the letters she received during the railroad strike, about upholding the wages of unvaccinated people – and the fact that three out of five federal courts will soon be without leadership.
Interview with Detlef Esslinger
Ingrid Schmidt is seated in a conference room of the Federal Labor Court in Erfurt, connected by video. She has spent most of her professional life in court: since 1994 as a judge, since 2005 as president. Schmidt, 65, will retire at the end of the month. It’s unclear who’s following her – which really makes her angry during the conversation.