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  • 09/06/2017
    Join “My Fair Home” campaign | Give decent work to domestic workers
    Friday 16 June is International Domestic Workers’ Day.  During the week leading to the day, EFFAT, in collaboration with IDWF, wants to re-launch the “My Fair Home” Campaign.We are calling upon all EFFAT affiliated trade unions to ask their officials (paid staff) and activists (elected...
  • 07/03/2017
    She needs a pay rise
    Brussels, 7 March 2017 | On 8 March 2017, International Womens’ Day, the trade union movement reflects on the need to achieve gender parity in the workplace. The average gender pay gap in the EU is almost 17%, and up to now it has only been reduced at a very slow pace. This happens in spite of...
  • 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...
  • 16/06/2016
    EFFAT and ACV-CSC support IDWF "My Fair Home" campaign
    Brussels,16 June 2016: Today marks International Domestic Workers Day! ACV-CSC and EFFAT are joining the global IDWF My Fair Home Campaign on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the ILO Convention C 189 for domestic workers. Employers of domestic workers are asked to make a...
  • 08/03/2016
    Break the glass wall on Int'l Women's Day 2016!
    International Women’s Day against gender bias in the workplaceBrussels, 8 march 2016 - On International Women’s Day the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), EFFAT and fellow ETUFs call on men and women to break the glass walls that segregate the sexes into separate occupations and to promote...
  • 16/12/2015
    Nordic HRCT Union best practices to stop sexual harassment in the hospitality sector
    On 4 December 2015, during the European hotel and restaurant sector plenary meeting, Kristjan Bragasson from the Nordic HRCT Union presented the outcomes of the conference on “Sexism and Sexual Harassment in the Tourism Industry”, recently held in Reykjavik. The conference focused on...

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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.