European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
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Greenpeace Netherlands' TTIP leaks confirm EFFAT's concerns

11/05/2016

EFFAT and its member organisations welcome Greenpeace Netherlands' release of TTIP documents which have been kept under wraps since the very beginning of the negotiations. 

EFFAT will never stop calling for tansparency as the first step to guarantee a free and fair trade. EFFAT stands for an equitable and fair world trade, and will not accept an agreement that considers working people as a cost factor.

Representing millions of workers, EFFAT is asking for a sustainable agreement that will create jobs unlike what this partnership seems to be all about: a huge transfer of democratic power from people to big business which undermines environmental and consumer protection, as well as labour rights.

In order to analyse the impact on employment in agriculture and food, EFFAT is publishing a document on the TTIP's state of play in the two sectors.

 

Photo credit: Pietro Ruffolo| FLAI CGIL

 

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.