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


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  • "I am fed up of being treated like a machine at work” 14/04/2016
    On International Fast Food Workers day EFFAT joins thousands to demand a real living wage and an end to zero hour contractsBrussels, 14 April 2016 – On the final day of the EFFAT, ETUC and all other ETUF’s...
  • Tourism needs more and better jobs 05/04/2016
    „If the Hospitality sector does not only want to successfully recruit, but also retain qualified staff, employers have to offer more attractive jobs, i.e. non precarious contracts, competitive wages, a better planning...
  • Time for McDonald’s to come clean on its aggressive tax avoidance strategies 14/03/2016
    EMBARGOED 14 MARCH 2016 - McDonald’s will once again face fierce grilling from MEPs in the TAXE Committee over its aggressive tax avoidance strategies this Tuesday 15 March.‘McDonald’s misled the European Parliament’s...
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.