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

Living and working conditions of seasonal and migrant agricultural workers


It is impossible to take into account their skills and their experience and this is the reason why salaries are low for workers coming from other member States.

A significant number of workers from Eastern Europe have higher vocational skills but in a different sector and the seasonal work over a period of years entails a downgrade in their professional career and prevents them from finding a more stable job.

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.