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

  • 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...
  • 21/09/2016
    EFFAT & NNF achieve EU Job fund at the European Parliament to cope with job losses in trade wars
    EFFAT together with its affiliate in Denmark, NNF have been working towards an EU funding response to the Russian ban and other similar crisis. We have been calling for special measures or mechanisms (re-skilling for example) to directly help employees losing their jobs in case of a trade war....
  • 12/09/2016
    Posting of Workers: Fair working conditions must come first!
    EFFAT debates the new revision at Food, Drink and Tobacco Sector General Assembly On Monday 12 September, EFFAT’s Food Drink and Tobacco sector held its General Assembly in the premises of the European Economic and Social Committee. In the context of the recent European Commission’s...
  • 09/09/2016
    Market access for MERCOSUR: Trading away EU farming and its workers
    The EU is heading for new shores in trade: South-America could become a favoured partner in the transatlantic relations, showing off with massive poultry and beef exportsGenerally speaking the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (...
  • 02/08/2016
    Turkey: ITUC and ETUC Deeply Concerned at Government Purge
    The ITUC and ETUC have strongly condemned the failed coup in Turkey and offered our deepest condolences to the victims. Unconstitutional attempts – especially involving military force – to seize power and overthrow democracy are unacceptable. We call for the investigation and eventual prosecution...
  • 12/07/2016
    Selling Off the Farm: Corporate Meat’s Makeover Through TTIP
    Today at the European Parliament, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) Europe, Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft e.V. (AbL), Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) and PowerShift released a new report documenting how the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)...

Pages

Documents

  • 15/12/2011
    Message from EFFAT President, Bruno VANNONI
    The two recent crises have brought about new challenges for Europe. Whether economic, political or trade union-related, we must confront these challenges because they concern the future of social democracy. Successive attacks against individual countries and the Euro are exacerbating the...
  • 22/06/2010
    Presentation Beer Conference 2010
     The European brewing industry in transition by Dr Ina Verstl and Herbert Latz-Weber, EFFAT Conference Blankenberge, June 2010 
  • 01/03/2010
    EFFAT Circular - Draft Statement Inbev Restructuring
    Please find here a Draft EFFAT statement on the restructuring announced by AB InBev in English. This statement reflects the conclusions of EFFAT's AB InBev Coordination meeting held in Brussels on 24/2/2010. You may send any changes or objections by Friday 5/3/2010 at the latest. Failure to comment...
  • 28/11/2008
    EFFAT comments the EFSA draft scientific opinion on nanotechnologies
    Nanotechnologies and manufactured nanomaterials might have considerable development and application potential.They can offer opportunities for manufacturing products in agriculture (e.g. pesticides) and food (foodstuffs with packaging containing nanomaterial are already on the market).However...
  • 26/11/2008
    EFFAT celebrates 50 years Anniversary
    This year, on the 19th of November, EFFAT looked back on a 50-year history. Under the chairmanship of Bruno Vannoni, Vice-President, Harald Wiedenhofer, Secretary General, invited guest speakers Mario Sepi, EESC President, John Monks, ETUC Secretary General and Dr Rainer Fattman, author of the book...
  • 20/11/2008
    EFFAT position on nutrition labelling
    Trade unions have been sensitive to this issue for many years. The trade unions and Works Councils are in favour of healthy meals at the workplace and both have participation and co-decision rights for issues relating to canteens. In some countries, initiatives are taken to promote healthy meals at...

Pages

Events

M T W T F S S
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
 
30
 
31
 
 
 
 
 

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.