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

  • 14/12/2018
    Fuenlabrada workers win their fight!
    After 5 years of conflict and struggle with Coca Cola (CCEP), workers of Fuenlabrada, put an end to the labor and social conflict started in 2014. According to an agreement that workers consider ‘a social triumph’, Coca-Cola will close the logistical centre in Fuenlabrada. But within two years...
  • 20/11/2018
    FNV and NGG: JDE couldn’t care less about good industrial relations
    Workers to take strike action at Utrecht coffee factory and Bremen, Germany administrative facilities November 22Jacobs Douwe Egberts workers in both Germany and the Netherlands will take industrial action on Thursday 22 November. In the Netherlands, the workers at the coffee factory in Utrecht...
  • 06/11/2018
    Unilever commits to guaranteeing union rights and signs memorandum with the IUF and IndustriALL
    On 31 October the general secretaries of the IUF and IndustriALL Global signed, with the CEO of Unilever, a joint memorandum on union rights.In the text the parties agree on the establishment of a permanent platform for ensuring that throughout Unilever's worldwide operations workers can freely...
  • 29/10/2018
    Anticipating the impact of Brexit on multinational companies
    Joint European Trade Union Federations’ Recommendations to EWC/SE coordinators and worker representatives in SNBs, EWCs and SEsOn 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom (UK) formally notified its intention to leave the European Union (EU).Negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal are ongoing, but their...
  • 25/06/2018
    The EFFAT Coca-Cola coordination group meets in Hamburg
    The EFFAT Coca-Cola coordination group gathered together on 19 June to discuss the restructuring processes in the European Coca-Cola System as well as the current EWC negotiations in Coca Cola European Partners. The meeting was also an opportunity to present and discuss the outcome of the EFFAT...
  • 11/06/2018
    EWC agreement signed at Asahi Breweries Europe Group (ABEG)
    After a few months of intensive negotiations, on 6 June 2018 EFFAT and the Special Negotiating Body of Asahi Breweries Europe signed an EWC agreement in Pilsen (Czech Republic). In April 2016 Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (“Asahi”) completed the acquisition of former SABMIller plc’s Peroni,...

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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.