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


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  • Spain’s Altadis factory closes down with 471 jobs at stake 02/02/2016
    Altadis, a French-Spanish offshoot of Britain-based Imperial Tobacco have just announced a restructuring plan which includes the closure of the cigarette factory of Agoncillo, in the Spanish region of Rioja. The...
  • ETUC releases toolkit on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 18/01/2016
    The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) released a toolkit on Corporate Social Responsibility to support members of European works councils. The brochure presents the existing standards applicable to CSR and...
  • EFFAT signs new EWC Agreement with Avril Group 14/12/2015
    On 14 December 2015, EFFAT took part in the final signing of the agreement establishing the Avril Group European Works Council (EWC). The Group employs more than 8,000 workers worldwide, more than a third of them...
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.