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

  • 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...
  • 24/10/2016
    European meat conference in Rheda-Wiedenbrück
    Trade unionists from across Europe met in Rheda-Wiedenbrück (North-Rhine Westphalia) to demand that transnational rules be applied in the meat industry. Rheda-Wiedenbrück is home to one of the largest meat companies in Europe and worldwide, Tönnies. “Germany is the black sheep in Europe” said EFFAT...
  • 27/09/2016
    European social partners unveil the keys to attract new talents to the food and drink sector
    Bratislava, 26 September 2016: Successfully attracting new talents and managing an ageing workforce in the European food and drink industry are the themes of the toolbox report presented today by EFFAT and FoodDrinkEurope at a meeting in Bratislava.  The report is based on the compilation of...
  • 21/09/2016
    The European Parliament says no to social dumping
    The European Parliament has adopted a resolution on social dumping in the European Union, which aims at preventing social dumping and ensuring that workers throughout the EU have better working conditions. This resolution, initiated by French MEP Guillaume Balas, had been widely debated in 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.