European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions


  • Leaked TTIP paper raises fears for food safety 30/07/2014
    A leaked paper, although impartial, gives reason to fear that regulations, laws and enforcement measures on food safety and animal and plant health (so called ‘SPS measures’) will be subordinated to the pursuit of trade...
  • General strike in Serbia to protect wages and working conditions 24/07/2014
    Trade unions in Serbia conducted a nationwide general strike on 17 July in rejection of the government’s plan to cut wages and working conditions.Serbian trade unions NEZAVISNOST (UGS NEZAVISNOST) and CATUS (SSSS) drew...
  • Parliament’s youth resolution is a step, not a solution 18/07/2014
    The European Parliament has sent a welcome, yet smokeless signal on Thursday 17 July by adopting a resolution on Youth Employment during its last session before the summer break. The six sectoral European trade union...
Affiliated websites
Information on the social situation in European agriculture
An examination of mobility in the agriculture sector
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

As a European Federation representing 120 national trade unions from 38 European countries, EFFAT defends the interests of more than 2.6 million members towards the European Institutions, European industrial federations and enterprise management.