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

Say NO to CETA!

23/06/2016

On occasion of Public Service Day on 23 June, EFFAT joins the European Public Service Union (EPSU) and a coalition of European trade unions, including the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), urging  the European Commission to object to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiated between the EU and Canada.

With the text of CETA now finalised and formal signature of the agreement expected to take place as early as September 2016, the coalition expresses its concerns over the far-reaching consequences of the agreement for workers’ rights, public services and democracy as a whole.

EFFAT fears the negative consequences of CETA in its sectors as well: legislation on labeling, packaging, pesticide use, food additives, ergonomic standards and worker protection are at high risk.

A series of actions will start from 23 June (Public Service Day 2016) and develop in a week of coordinated online action, from 27 June to 1 July leading up to the 5 July meeting of the College of Commissioners, which is expected to present its decision on the legal nature of the EU-Canada free trade deal.

If you share our concerns and are worried for the safeguard of workers and democracy, please  join the campaign by spreading the message across your members.

Download the campaign materials on the EPSU website and spread it on your website and social media.

#StopCETA | #PublicServiceDay

 

 

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.