European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
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EFFAT welcomes proposed directive on whistleblower protection


The European Commission is proposing a new law to strengthen whistleblower protection across the EU.

“The proposal contains good elements with a broad scope of applicability. Employees in EFFAT’s sectors have reported wrongdoing in issues of public interest such as the safety of food, animal feed, health and welfare. It is about time that individuals feel free to report suspected breaches of EU rules and are protected by law across Europe”, said EFFAT General Secretary Harald Wiedenhofer.

EFFAT is part of the whistleblower protection platform lead by EUROCADRES, together with other trade unions and NGOs, who are advocating for a EU-wide protection of whistleblowers. EFFAT will follow the developments of this proposal before the European Parliament and help to further improve its content.

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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.