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International Workers’ Memorial Day - EFFAT joins ETUC commemorating the victims of exposure to hazardous substances


Brussels, 28 April 2015: On the occasion of today’s annual International Workers’ Memorial Day, EFFAT, the European Federation of Food Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions, joins the European Trade Unions Confederation (ETUC) in the commemoration of the 150.000 that have died of occupational cancers since the European Commission suspended work on legislation protecting workers from chemicals that cause cancer

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.