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  • 27/10/2016
    Italy: New legislation passed to curb gang master practices
    Italy has taken a crucial step to crack down on the widespread exploitation of farm workers through the “Caporalato system” (Gangmasters), a widespread phenomenon characterised by a lack of contractual protection, exploitative working hours, harsh treatment and deplorable housing and working...
  • 15/06/2016
    The exploitation of migrant workers in agriculture. What responsibility for CAP?
    On 15 June 2016, a high-level conference took place in Rome, organised by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) with the support of the three Italian unions CGIL, CISL and UIL and the participation of trade unionists from 22 countries. The meeting was attended by the European Commission,...
  • 17/12/2015
    Trade unions stand for refugee inclusion
    On International Migrants Day on 18 December, European trade unions pledged to: support the inclusion and integration of refugees into society, particularly into the workplace;call for increased investment in public services in order to meet the needs of refugees and local communities;...
  • 27/11/2015
    Key role for trade unions in ensuring refugees' integration into the workplace
    As migrants continue to cross Europe's borders, EFFAT recognises trade unions' key role in facilitating refugees' socio-economic integration. EFFAT firmly believes in the potential of refugees to make a positive contribution to their host communities and to society at large.On this basis...
  • 28/09/2015
    Solidarity with refugees - EFFAT speaks with one voice on the role of trade unions in the current migrants crisis
    EFFAT’s latest management committee meeting has been busy discussing the role of trade unions as thousands of refugees are currently arriving in the European countries.Confronted with the plight of immigrants fleeing war, oppression, exploitation and economic hardship, EFFAT sends a united message...
  • 02/09/2015
    Combating gangmasters with a network for dignified agricultural work
    A 30 year old Malian migrant worker has likely died in Italy last week in the tomato fields of Rignano Garganico near Foggia. He lived in a slum known as the Ghetto, where approximately 2000 migrants are housed. Authorities have not been able to find his body and suspect gangsters may...

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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.