Torsten is a senior researcher in the field of collective bargaining. He holds a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies from the University of Warwick in the UK. Before joining the ETUI in September 2012, he was a member of the European and Global Industrial Relations Research Group at the University of Applied Sciences at Fulda / Germany. There he was involved in various research projects covering different aspects of the activities of European Works Councils, the development of international framework agreements and the activities of European and Global Union Federations more generally. He also worked as a research fellow at the Industrial Relations Research Unit at the University of Warwick and as a research manager at the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions in Dublin / Ireland.
Areas of activity
Collective bargaining, transnational company-level agreements, Europeanisation of industrial relations.