Representing together over 12 million workers employed in agriculture and plantations, the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF) and its regional organization the European Federation of Food, Agriculture, Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT) have published a leaflet to support migrant and/or posted workers in the meat industry. The leaflet is a checklist for migrant workers which they need to consider before leaving their country of origin and being hired by an agency.
As mobility of work is becoming an important reality for the European labour market, migrant workers can face discrimination in destination countries. As supporter of fairer workplaces and improved pay and conditions for all workers, IUF and EFFAT want to make sure that all workers in the sector know what to check before getting hired and enter in a new contract in the meat industry.
The leaflet is now translated in: Russian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Romanian.
Further to the internal circulation within the trade unions affiliates, several other organizations dealing with migration, social and labor rights have been invited to contribute further to the dissemination of the publication through their network, social media and website.
For more information please contact:
IUF International Officer - Dairy, Meat, Food Processing and Catering