European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions


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  • ETF and EFFAT issue joint reply to consultation on eco-label 28/07/2015
    ETF representing workers in the catching sector and EFFAT, representing workers in the processing and aquaculture sectors have issued a joint reply to the public consultation on EU eco-label for fishery and aquaculture...
  • Fair Hotels Initiative: website lunched! 15/07/2015
    Following the great example of our Irish affiliate SIPTU, EFFAT welcomes its Croatian member STHU (Tourism and Services Trade Unions)' inauguration of the website of its Fair Hotels initiative. The project is aimed at...
  • Fighting precarious Employment as the Norm for seasonal Labour 10/07/2015
    EFFAT’s Agriculture sector reinforces the fight against social and economic exploitation of seasonal workers at its General Assembly6-8 July 2015 - Out of the almost 7 million workers  currently working in the...
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 Trade Unions in the Food, Agriculture and Tourism sectors. 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 organization of the IUF.