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


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  • The exploitation of migrant workers in agriculture. What responsibility for CAP? 15/06/2016
    On 15 June 2016, a high-level conference took place in Rome, organised by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) with the support of the three Italian unions CGIL, CISL and UIL and the participation of trade...
  • GET RID OF GLYPHOSATE! 03/06/2016
    Brussels, 3 June 2016: After postponing its decision twice, the European Union scheduled a new meeting of the Standing Committee on Plant protection products next Monday, on June 6 2016, to advice on the approval of...
  • CAP: what role for workers? 31/05/2016
    The Common Agricultural Policy was reformed in 2014. The following discussions mainly focused on the environmental aspects of agriculture. As trade unions we worry that nothig has been done to improve the social...
  • Turkey: ITUC and ETUC Deeply Concerned at Government Purge 02/08/2016
    The ITUC and ETUC have strongly condemned the failed coup in Turkey and offered our deepest condolences to the victims. Unconstitutional attempts – especially involving military force – to seize power and overthrow...
  • Selling Off the Farm: Corporate Meat’s Makeover Through TTIP 12/07/2016
    Today at the European Parliament, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) Europe, Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft e.V. (AbL), Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) and PowerShift released a new...
  • We need an exit strategy for Glyphosate 20/06/2016
    Brussels, 20 June 2016: The days are numbered for glyphosate, the world’s most widely-use herbicide. After three failed attempts at reaching a qualified majority decision, two meeting will be held on June 24 and 27...
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 organisation of the IUF.