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

Company Policy

 
The EFFAT Company Policy department helps establish and support European Works Councils (EWCs) in the EFFAT sectors and fosters crossborder cooperation and solidarity in large transnational companies (TNCs). 
 
The Company Policy department represents and advocates EFFAT views with senior management of TNCs, social partners, stakeholders and the European institutions. This involves:
  • establishing and coordinating ethical EWCs in companies;
  • monitoring legal and political developments relating to information, consultation and participation in European companies; 
  • providing expertise, advice and information on best practices to improve the functioning of EWCs and other European-level work related to multinationals from a trade union perspective;
  • supporting industrial disputes and solidarity campaigns at the European level.
 

News

  • 16/12/2016
    Planet labour highlights EFFAT publications and EWC work
    An Article by Marie Noelle, for Planet LabourA truly comprehensive range of handbooks, guides, working tools have been prepared by the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions, EFFAT and are being made available to its coordinators operating within EWCs and to...
  • 16/12/2016
    Asahi's acquisition of SABMiller's eastern European brewing assets makes it Europe's third biggest brewer
    AB InBev has announced this week  that it has entered into a binding agreement with Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd to sell for 7.3 billion euros ($7.8 billion) its businesses in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania and other related assets that were owned by SABMiller...
  • 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,...
  • 17/11/2016
    New EFFAT Template Agreement to establish a European Works Council
    The EFFAT Secretariat is pleased to present the EFFAT Template Agreement to establish a European Works Council. The text is based on a German type EWC and has been drafted to provide you with a good basis to start EWC negotiations. It needs of course to be adapted to each Transnational Company.The...
  • 22/09/2016
    Fostering the role of the EFFAT EWCs – Taking an active role in managing stress and psychosocial risks
    The EFFAT Secretariat is pleased to present two new publications within the framework of the project Fostering the role of the EFFAT EWCs – Taking an active role in managing stress and psychosocial risks.1) Desktop research – With the support of appointed experts, a desktop research was...
  • 21/09/2016
    New brochure available on EWCs and TNCs
    The EFFAT Secretariat is pleased to present the final version of the interactive brochure Enhancing EFFAT’s role in EWCs and TNCs – Practical guidelines for EWC Coordinators and Trade Union officers.This handbook is addressed to EWC members and Coordinators but also to all the EFFAT affiliates who...

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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.