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

EFFAT joins ETUC and asks to #RethinkRefit!

7 May 2015: While the Commission is expected to release its Better regulation package on 19 May, EFFAT worryingly prepares for
the proposal’s possible negative impact. A leaked draft of the dossier has emerged and makes us fear the worse.
EFFAT is particularly concerned over the potential dismantling of social, environmental and consumer protection
standards. Through the REFIT program included in the package, the Commission is likely to scrutinize fundamental
social achievements. In particular, EFFAT fears announced withdrawals of important potential and pending proposals
as those on work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders and maternity leave as well as the consolidation of the three
Information and consultation directive.
Moreover EFFAT fears the Commission’s intention to undertake consultation processes and impact assessments on
crucial social partners’ agreements, thus undermining fundamental article 155 TFEU
Join ETUC's Campaign, ask to #RethinkRefit! 

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.