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 area in terms of workforce, innovation and quality products.

EFFAT's mission is to fight social dumping and achieve a fair pay and decent working conditions for all. 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

  • 20/06/2016
    We need an exit strategy for Glyphosate
    Brussels, 20 June 2016: The days are numbered for glyphosate, the world’s most widely-use herbicide. After three failed attempts at reaching a qualified majority decision, two meeting will be held on June 24 and 27 to decide on the future of the compound.Representing European agricultural...
  • 01/06/2016
    EFFAT and FoodDrinkEurope launch toolbox of good practices in attracting new and managing old workforce in the food and drink industry
    EFFAT and FoodDrinkEurope gathered in Brussels to present the results of their research project: “Bringing in new talent and managing an ageing workforce: two sides of the same coin – implementing good practices for a more attractive food and drink sector. The results, included in a toolbox...
  • 11/05/2016
    Greenpeace Netherlands' TTIP leaks confirm EFFAT's concerns
    EFFAT and its member organisations welcome Greenpeace Netherlands' release of TTIP documents which have been kept under wraps since the very beginning of the negotiations. EFFAT will never stop calling for tansparency as the first step to guarantee a free and fair trade. EFFAT stands for...
  • 26/04/2016
    Global unions call on EU for action to protect seafood industry workers
    Two global union federations representing millions of workers worldwide will meet with the European Union (EU) commission on fisheries this week to call for an expansion of legislation to protect fishers and workers employed in the production of seafood.The meet will coincide with the Brussels...
  • 14/04/2016
    TAKE ACTION! Swedish foodworkers fighting Findus factory closure by asset strippers Nomad Foods
    The Swedish Food Workers Union (Livs) is fighting plans to shut down the Findus frozen food factory in Bjuv, which would throw 450 workers out of a job and devastate the many hundreds of farmers who supply the plant. On March 31, the CEO of Nomad Foods, an investment vehicle registered in the...
  • 12/04/2016
    EFFAT meets young apprentices in the food and drink sector
    On Thursday the 7th of April, a group of eleven German apprentices in food technology visited EFFAT. The group spent a whole week in Brussels for a study trip organized by Dirk Assel from the Young Branch of the German Union DGB to discuss the social dimension of the European Union.They met Estelle...

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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.