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

→ A virus is haunting Europe. And it could strike again. This year’s 20th anniversary issue of our flagship publication Benchmarking Working Europe brings to a growing audience of trade unionists, industrial relations specialists and policymakers a simple warning: beside SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the Covid-19... Find out more

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 schemes, which corresponds to about one quarter of the overall EU workforce. With its proposed SURE programme to provide financial support to national short-time work and similar systems, the European Commission... 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. In this policy brief, the researchers argue for a pragmatic approach of taking the ‘in-work-poverty-wage’ threshold of 60 per cent of the national full-time gross median wage as the reference to assess the... 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 findings on issues of strategic relevance for trade unions, in particular with regard to developments at the European level. Transferpublishes original peer-reviewed research on issues such as new developments in... Find out more