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


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  • EFFAT CEFS Joint statement on the end of the sugar production quotas 07/03/2017
    The EU beet sugar industry is preparing for one of the biggest changes in its history: the end of production quotas on 1 October 2017. The end of quotas presents substantial opportunities for EU beet sugar manufacturers...
  • Eliminating violence against women at work and at home 25/11/2016
    25 November 2016 - Today EFFAT joins the ETUC and the other European Trade Unions Federations in the commitment to end of violence against women through collective agreements, and their proper implementation with...
  • New EWC established in Schreiber Group 23/11/2016
    On 23 November 2016 a new European Works Councils was set up in Schreiber Group. The company, headquartered in the US, produces and distributes, among others, yogurt, natural cheese, processed cheese and cream cheese...
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.