European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
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European Trade Union movement rejects EU Directive on single member private limited liability company (SUP)


The European Commission has proposed a directive which would make it easier for companies to set up a company in another EU Member State. This should make it easier for small and medium sized companies in particular to do business cross-borders.

However the Commission proposal is so flawed that the European trade unions have asked the European Parliament to reject the proposal which is expected to lead to further social and fiscal dumping.

To this end, the European trade union movement composed of EFFAT, ETUC, EFBWW, IndustriAll-Europe, ETF wrote a joint letter to the members of the JURI Committee of the European Parliament to reiterate our strong concerns.

Please find the letter below:

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.