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

Food

EFFAT represents the interests of over 4.5 million workers across Europe in the food and drink sector. As the largest in Europe, this is a key EU area in terms of workforce, innovation and high quality products.

The EFFAT mission is to fight social dumping and reach fair pay and decent working conditions. Through its active participation in the social dialogue at European level, EFFAT negotiates agreements with European employers’ organisations that aim to improve workers’ conditions

 

News

  • 24/04/2017
    Temporary Measures: A reckless gamble
    The EU sugar sector faces its biggest change in decades. On 1 October 2017 EU sugar production quotas will end. At this sensitive and uncertain time, the European Commission has proposed to vote in the Management Committee of 27 April 2017 on the introduction of ‘temporary’ measures (tenders for...
  • 24/04/2017
    International trade union calls for firm EU action on imported Philippines tuna tainted with human rights violations
    An international trade union delegation comprising the IUF, the IUF European regional organization EFFAT-IUF, the Belgian Food and Service Workers’ Union CCAS-CSC, the Norwegian Food Workers’ Union NNN and two members of a trade union from General Santos City in the Philippines which is leading the...
  • 07/03/2017
    EFFAT CEFS Joint statement on the end of the sugar production quotas
    The EU beet sugar industry is preparing for one of the biggest changes in its history: the end of production quotas on 1 October 2017. The end of quotas presents substantial opportunities for EU beet sugar manufacturers, in particular the possibility to produce more sugar for food use and to export...
  • 25/11/2016
    Eliminating violence against women at work and at home
    25 November 2016 - Today EFFAT joins the ETUC and the other European Trade Unions Federations in the commitment to end of violence against women through collective agreements, and their proper implementation with employers, at national, sectoral and company levels. In a ground-breaking, and...
  • 23/11/2016
    New EWC established in Schreiber Group
    On 23 November 2016 a new European Works Councils was set up in Schreiber Group. The company, headquartered in the US, produces and distributes, among others, yogurt, natural cheese, processed cheese and cream cheese worldwide, and boasts European branches in Spain, Bulgaria, Czech Republic,...
  • 21/11/2016
    International union demonstration at Mondelez Europe HQ – workers rally to save their jobs and their company from financial vandalism
    Geneva, 21 November 2016 - IUF member unions from 13 countries will be rallying on Wednesday, November 23 at the European headquarters of global snack foods maker Mondelez to signal their determination to save the facilities, the brands and the skills and experience which built the company from the...

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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.