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

Agriculture

Europe numbers one million agricultural employers who provide work to over 7 million workers. With 15 million farm holdings, in which over 40 million people work, the agriculture sector makes a vital contribution to healthy nutrition, and still plays a key role in the economic, environmental and social policies in Europe. EFFAT activities in the agriculture sector include promoting a sustainable Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), safeguarding employment and fair pay in rural areas, and further developing social dialogue in order to improve working conditions in this sector.

News

  • 19/04/2018
    EFFAT applauds new committee on pesticides
    The controversial decision to re-approve the use of glyphosate for another five years has exposed some fundamental failures of the EU’s pesticide approval system, revealing that chemical companies have an undue influence on EU scientific assessments.The EC and the European Food Safety Authority (...
  • 13/11/2017
    Annual report 2017 of the Agriculture sector
    This year we have approached representatives of the political centre and the left to win their support for our demands regarding the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). We receive a great deal of positive response and would like to thank all member organizations at this point for...
  • 08/11/2017
    The positions of agricultural unions on social issues involving the EU Common Agriculture Policy (CAP)
    The creation of social instruments within or linked to the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the main focus of agricultural unions in Europe.For the 10 million agricultural workers and their unions, the CAP is of crucial importance, as without it many farms in Europe would be unable to survive...
  • 31/08/2017
    EFFAT and FLAI fight underpayment and gang masters in agriculture
    A new week of Ancora in Campo (“Back in the field”) has just finished.  Ancora in Campo is the national campaign of the FLAI CGIL (Federazione Lavoratori Agroindustria – Federation of Farming Industry Workers, Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro – General Italian Labour Federation)...
  • 25/08/2017
    EFFAT and ETUI report about migrant farm labourers working in near-slavery
    A blood shed is ongoing in Africa, due to wars dictatorships and famine. The hope of building a new life in Europe, too often end up in falling victim to serious forms of labour exploitation, if not in death.EFFAT’s sectors, in particular tourism and agriculture are the main receivers of the...
  • 15/05/2017
    Call for tender for a European co-funded project on "Occupational Health & Safety"
    EFFAT will carry out with the financial support of the European Commission a European project on the topic: "Improvement of occupational health and safety in European agriculture, horticulture and forestry".  For the carrying out of this project you will find attached a call for tender...

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EFFAT is the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions. 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.