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.

Academic Social Profile Links
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sara_Lafuente_Hernandez
https://www.etui.org/About-Etui/Staff/Sara-Lafuente-Hernandez

Outputs

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (Forthcoming) Quels usages et valeur ajoutée des comités d'entreprises européens pour les représentants locaux des salariés?  . Colloque « Pratiques, usages et parcours militants dans les comités d'entreprise : 70 ans d'existence et maintenant », 15-16 Novembre 2016, Villeurbanne (ENTPE, Université Lyon 2 et Triangle).

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., Martinez, E. (Forthcoming) La multinacional como marco de las relaciones laborales multi-nivel: el caso de Engie y sus subcontratas.. Chapter in Bauraind, B., Ventrici, P. (eds), Empresas Multinacionales. Economía, relaciones laborales y conflictos.

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2016 Forthcoming) Uncovering the pitfalls of EU social dialogue from a multi-level perspective. The example of the electricity sector.. Chapter in Pulignano V., Köhler H.-D., and Stewart P., (eds) Employee and employer relations in an era of change. Challenges and responses from a multi-level perspective in Europe, Brussels, ETUI.

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., (2016) EWCs: What added value for local representatives? From research in the electricity sector. presented at experts' seminar “EWC Recast Directive Workshop”, 25-26 February 2016, Brussels, ETUI.

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2016) Facing the challenge of global network firms from multilevel industrial relations. Presented at the session “Panorama of European Trade Unions' Alternative Proposals”, Workshop ‘European Labour Rights at a Crossroads', transform! Working Group on Labour, 6-7 May 2016, Vienna, Transform!

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)

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., De Spiegelaere, S. (2016) Caterpillar: An Opportunity to Rethink European Workers Participation Rights?. Social Europe, 27 September 2016

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., De Spiegelaere, S. (2016) Caterpillar: Chance für ein Umdenken bei Mitbestimmungsrechten? . Mitbestimmungs-Portal Hans Böckler Stiftung, 27 September 2016

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., De Spiegelaere, S. (2016) Caterpillar en de sanctie van 50 euro. De Standaard, 13 Sepember 2016

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., Martinez E., Jamar D.and Lebeer, G. (2015) El sindicalismo de red en la central nuclear de Tihange/Networked trade unionism in the Tihange nuclear power plant.. In Díaz Moreno A., Martín López M. (coords.), Las relaciones laborales en el contexto del desarrollo de la subcontratación industrial/Industrial relations in the context of development of the outsourcing, 2/2015, Tirant Lo Blanch, Valencia, ISBN13:9788490538982, pp. 107-133 and pp. 254-278.

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) Speaking about PhD - Social partners as managers of organizational change. Changing Employment YouTube channel

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).

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., (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., (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., 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., 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., Aranea, Mona., and Adascalitei, Dragos.., (2015) Labour Reforms during the Great Recession in Romania and Spain: how do trade unions respond to the challenge?. Changing Employment Annual Colloquium, Glasgow, 23 November 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., (2014) Transnational industrial relations as multi-level governance: interdependencies in European Social Dialogue' by Keune and Marginson (2013) – A critical review. . Presented at the Workshop I “MNC and Industrial Relations in Europe”, KU Leuven, 7-9 April 2014.

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2014) The Spanish model of Industrial Relations – The End of a Paradigm? . Presented at Workshop I “MNC and Industrial Relations in Europe”, Universidad de Oviedo, 28-29 January 2014.

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

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

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

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2013) Les relations professionnelles dans les secteurs de l'énergie en Europe . Seminar « Recherche doctorale et syndicalisme : regards pluridisciplinaires, croiser les approches », École doctorale en Science Politique (EDTSP) et Sciences sociales (EDTSS), ULB, Brussels, 10 December 2013.

Lafuente Hernández, Sara., (2013) Sectors or countries ? Typologies and levels of analysis in comparative industrial relations' by Bechter, Brandl and Meardi (2012) – A critical note . Presented at the Seminar ‘Méthodologies de la comparaison internationale', ULB, Brussels, 6 December 2013.

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