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

ETUFs join forces for the empowerment of the integration of younger workers

23/02/2017
In a world where the labour market is in continuous evolution and where young workers in particular are increasingly facing precariousness if not unemployment, the renovation of Trade Unions is imperative in order to respond and to be able to properly address the new challenges ahead. This renovation passes through the rejuvenation of Trade Unions’ structures and strategies.
 
This condition is common to all sectors in all European countries. Taking into account specificities in the different countries, it is nonetheless possible and necessary to learn from each other’s experience and, in some cases, even set up a common strategy. This project aimed at giving the possibility to young workers and young trade unionists to meet, share their best practices on the involvement of youth into their Trade Unions, discuss challenges, prepare recommendations to improve the situation and plan and implement common actions.
 
Through interviews, conferences, seminars and workshops, young workers from all over Europe and across all the industry sectors - represented by the six European Industry Federations (ETUFs) EFBWW, EFFAT, EPSU, ETF, IndustriAll Europe and UniEuropa - were able to put together a booklet which gathers best practices, concerns and recommendations.
 
Please see below:
Executive Summary
Booklet in English, German, French, Italian

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.