European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
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SAY NO TO GLYPHOSATE! EFFAT opposes 15-year glyphosate licence

07/03/2016

On 8 March, a meeting of EU government experts in Brussels is expected to support the European Commission’s proposal to grant a new 15-year lease to glyphosate, the world’s most used weedkiller, despite World Health Organisation (WHO) cancer warnings.

Gardeners, agricultural and forestry workers have been obliged to use the compound under threat of losing their job.

EFFAT, representing  almost seven million workers in agriculture in Europe demands:

·         Alternatives to glyphosate

·         Pesticide-free production methods

·         Adequate protective equipment for workers handling glyphosate

Share EFFAT’s concern for agricultural workers. Help them keep their job and be safe.

Use social media to ask the European Commission to #stopglyphosate!

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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.