European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
Together for decent work and fair pay from farm to fork


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  • Health and safety at work! EFFAT signs European Convention with Barilla 13/06/2017
    On 31 May EFFAT and the members of the Barilla EWC, in representation of their respective unions, signed an agreement on Health and Safety with Barilla Group Management.The primary objective of the text is to set out...
  • Wanted: Responsible Owner Making Spreads Fit for the Future 02/06/2017
    On 6 April Unilever announced a series of measures in response to the Kraft Heinz takeover bid. One of these measures is the planned sale of the margarine business.  The plan has attracted criticism from the...
  • Bonduelle: New EWC agreement signed 28/03/2017
    On 22 March 2017, a new Bonduelle EWC agreement was signed by all EWC members and trade union representatives. As a signatory party, EFFAT contributed to this successful outcome. EFFAT Expert Enrico Somaglia, who...
Affiliated websites
Information on the social situation in European agriculture
Joint youth employment campaign by six European trade union federations: "Enough of their crisis - Back to our future!"
The site for organised workers in ‘big beer’
A network for the exchange of information among employee representatives and organisations in the European cocoa and chocolate industry
A guide for selecting best value catering contracts
Information on the Social Dialogue in the sugar sector
A portal for information sharing among EWC members
Practical training for all workers who handle and prepare food
Uniting food, farm and hotel workers worldwide
A platform for trade unionists who represent workers in the red and white meat sectors to exchange information
A guide for migrants to navigate the maze of migration and mobility legislation
Information on reducing musculoskeletal disease in agriculture
Fighting precarious work in Europe
Information from the social partners of rural service contractors
Social dialogue in agriculture

EFFAT is the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions. As a European Trade Union Federation representing 120 national trade unions from 35 European countries, EFFAT defends the interests of more than 22 million workers towards the European Institutions, European employers’ associations and transnational companies. EFFAT is a member of the ETUC and the European regional organisation of the IUF.