Vera Glassner

Associate Researcher


Vera Glassner, who holds a PhD in industrial sociology from the University of Vienna, worked at the ETUI from November 2007 until February 2012 as researcher in the area of industrial relations. Before joining the ETUI she held the position of research assistant at the Institute of Industrial Sociology, University of Vienna. Vera Glassner has conducted comparative studies on labour relations and social partner organisation for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. She has also carried out studies for various organisations including the International Labour Organization, the Hans Böckler Foundation, the Otto Brenner Foundation, the European Metalworkers’ Federation, the European Mine, Chemical and Energy Workers’ Federation, the European Trade Union Confederation, as well as other national and European unions. In her research on the Europeanisation of industrial relations she also cooperates with several academic research institutions.

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Why trade unions seek to coordinate wages and collective bargaining in the Eurozone

In the run-up to European Monetary Union (EMU) trade unions across Europe began to coordinate their bargaining policies transnationally. This paper provides an overview of the efforts made by European and national trade unions to coordinate collective bargaining and wage formation at the sectoral and intersectoral levels to date, embedding them in... lire plus

The public sector in the crisis

Against the background of governments’ consolidation strategies, ETUI researcher Vera Glassner provides an overview of recent developments in terms of pay, employment and reforms of the pay system in the public sector. Cuts and freezes of public sector wages were most frequently imposed unilaterally by the state. The author argues that the re... lire plus

Government and trade union responses to the economic crisis in the financial sector

Ce document de travail fournit une vue d'ensemble des réponses gouvernementales et syndicales à la crise économique dans le secteur financier. L’accent de cette étude comparative est mis particulièrement sur les conditions et les pratiques propres aux pays des négociations collectives et du dialogue social. Il se base sur une enquête menée dans les... lire plus

Plant-level responses to the economic crisis in Europe

How are social policy actors in major sectors of the European economy responding to the current economic and financial crisis? This working paper summarises the plant-level responses of social policy actors to the symptoms of the current recession between October and mid January 2009. It examines how, during this period, organised labour and... lire plus