Sara Lafuente Hernández

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Sara Lafuente Hernández - Early Stage Researcher
saralafuente@hotmail.es
Host Organisation: Université libre de Bruxelles
Project: Social partners as managers of organizational change
Supervisor(s): Prof. Pierre Desmarez; Prof. Esteban Martinez

Background/Career
Since March 2013, Sara has been an Early Stage Researcher within the theme “Social partners as managers of organizational change”. She undertakes her PhD at the Centre Métices of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

She studied Law and Political Science at the University Carlos III of Madrid (2003-2009) and spent an academic year at the Westfälische-Wilhelms Universität Münster (Germany). After having achieved a Master II (Research) in Legal Theory and Legal Analysis at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales of Paris, she got her Masters Diploma of Advanced Studies in 2009.

She then became a lawyer at the Bar of Madrid specialized in Labour Law and Social Security Law, and has been working since then as a lawyer-associate for two major lawyer firms dealing with the legal assessment to MNC on labour law matters in regard to restructuring processes and collective bargaining until February 2013.

As a committed jurist, she has been involved in various non-profit projects concerned with social rights, and has actively participated in critical social movements in Madrid, assessing workers and unemployed nationals and foreigners on labour and administrative matters.

Research interests
Legal sociology; Industrial Relations within MNC in the EU; collective labour law in the context of new work organizations and globalization (outsourcing, group of companies, among others); exercise of labour rights and liberties, processes and action of social agents in the EU in the context of current crisis; workers representation, social agents’ legitimacy and industrial democracy.

Find out what Sara has been doing in our recent eNewsletter (No 8)

Outputs

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., Jamar, David and Martinez Garcia, Esteban (2016) Respuestas sindicales ante el desafío de la empresa-red: sector petroquímico y nuclear [Trade unions answer to the challenge of the network company: the petrochemical and nuclear sectors]. Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales , Vol 34, No 1 (2016)

Adascalitei, Dragos., Aranea, Mona., and Lafeunte, Sara. (2016) Changing Employment in Spain and Romania during the Great Recession: how trade unions respond to the challenge. Changing Employment ITN Research Paper Series 2016/03

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., Aranea, Mona. and Adascalitei, Dragos. (2015) Changing Employment Relations in Spain and Romania during the Great Recession: how trade unions respond to the challenge. XVII World Economy Meeting. Winners and Losers within a World Economy. University of Gijon, Spain, 3-5 June 2014

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2015) Comprendre les contraintes, explorer les réponses. Travail Emploi Formation, n° 13/2015 Special issue on the challenges of the network firm for ?employment? ?relations? (L'entreprise en réseau : un défi pour les relations collectives du travail).

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., Adascalitei, Dragos., Aranea, Mona., (2015) Labour Reforms during the Great Recession in Romania and Spain: how do trade unions respond to the challenge?. Changing Employment Annual Colloquium, Glasgow

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., Díaz Moreno, Alejandro; Martín López, Milagro (Coords). Ed: (2015) Las Relaciones Laborales en el Contexto del Desarollo de la Subcontratación - Industrial Relations in the Context of Development of Outsourcing.  Tirant lo Blanch, Valencia, 2/2015 :

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2015) Speaking about PhD - Social partners as managers of organizational change. Changing Employment YouTube channel

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2015) The challenges of the network firm for ‪employment‬ ‪relations‬. Travail Emploi Formation, n° 13/2015 Special issue of the revue from Centre METICES/ULB (L'entreprise en réseau : un défi pour les relations collectives du travail).

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., Jamar, David and Martinez Garcia, Esteban (2015) Syndicalisme en réseau ou négociation collective coordonnée : deux réponses syndicales au développement de la sous-traitance de site. Travail Emploi Formation, n° 13/2015 Special issue on the challenges of the network firm for ‪employment‬ ‪relations‬ (L'entreprise en réseau : un défi pour les relations collectives du travail).

Adascalitei, Dragos., Aranea, Mona., and Lafeunte, Sara. (2015) From National to Local: the Decentralization of Employment Relations in Spain and Romania during the Great Recession. CRIMT 2015 Institutional Change and Experimentation: Shaping the Future of Work and Employment. HEC Montréal, Montréal, Canada, 21 -23 May 2015.

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2015) Structures and dynamics of European multi-level employment relations – The case of the electricity sector in Spain and Belgium. Changing Employment Brown Bag Lunch Series at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), Brussels, Belgium, 22 June 2015

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2015) Méthodologies de la comparaison international. Presentations for students of Master de Sociologie et Sciences du Travail, December 2014, ULB

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2015) Structure de l’entreprise, relations du travail et théorie de la négociation. Presentations for students of Master de Sociologie et Sciences du Travail, December 2014, ULB.

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2014) La libre circulación no es apta para europeos precarios. Diagonal Blogs: critical blog for dissemination of legal issue, 20 January 2014

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., Chaves, Pedro (2014) Cuando se expulsa a los europeos de Europa. Spanish diary Público, 15 April 2014

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2014) EU multi-level sectoral social dialogue: an impossible articulation? The example of the electricity sector. Paper 119 Industrial Relations in Europe Conference (IREC2014) Conference Dublin, 10-12 September 2014 

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2014) The trap of “social partnership” discourse– Some keys for reflection from Claus Offe. Changing Employment Blog

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2014) Multi-level european industrial relations in the energy sectors.. Social Boundaries of Work – International Conference in University of Wroclaw, Poland, 14-15 November 2014

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2014) La libre circulation et résidence des migrants européens non actifs et leur famille: « droit » ou « exception » en temps de crise ?. 18th Conference of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers 2014 (IADL Conference), Brussels, 15-19 April 2014

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2013) Industrial Relations in the Context of the development of Outsourcing. PRESUB Final Conference, ULB, Brussels, 15 November 2013

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., Jamar, David and Martinez Garcia, Esteban (2013) Le syndicalisme de réseau : une réponse collective au développement de la sous-traitance. Atelier 10, Session B 14 èmes Journées Internationales de Sociologie du Travail in Lille, 17-19 June 2013

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2013) Les relations collectives de travail dans le secteur de l’énergie. PhD 11 on “Recherche doctorale et syndicalisme: regards pluridisciplinaires, croiser les approches”, organized at the Centre Métices, december 2013

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