Torsten Müller

Senior Researcher


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.

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Benchmarking Working Europe 2020

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Torsten Müller, Thorsten Schulten

Ensuring fair short-time work - a European overview

At the end of April 2020, in the EU27 there were more than 42 million applications for support for workers on short-time work or similar... Find out more

Torsten Müller, Thorsten Schulten

The European minimum wage on the doorstep

The European Commission published a consultation document with a view to take legislative action to establish fair minimum wages in Europe... Find out more

Torsten Müller, Thorsten Schulten

From minimum to living wages – lessons from different European practices

Transfer stimulates dialogue between the European trade union movement and the academic and research community. It contributes research... Find out more