At the Public Hearing of the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism: "What policies are needed for sustainable European tourism?" on February 1, 2005, Kerstin HOWALD, ETLC Co-ordinator, intervened on the issue "Professions of tourism and conditions of employment: a need for action at European level?"
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.