European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
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  • 26/05/2016
    Trade Unions back new Undeclared Work Platform
    The launch of the European Commission’s ‘Undeclared Work Platform’ on Friday 27 May is a long overdue initiative to tackle the exploitation of workers and unfair competition for law-abiding employers says the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).  It is estimated that up to 20% of...
  • 04/05/2016
    Hotel and restaurant workers in Europe stand up for better working conditions and decent wages
    The EFFAT Executive Committee, meeting in Brussels on 3 and 4 May 2016, fully supports the hotel and restaurant trade unions in Norway and Italy, who are facing blockage in their national collective bargaining.In Norway, 7000 hotel and restaurant workers, affiliated to the Norwegian trade union...
  • 18/04/2016
    End Precarious Work! European trade unions call for equal treatment at work as first step
    Europe needs equal treatment for all workers doing the same job at the same place, regardless of gender, origin, status or work contract.This principle, outlined and argued in the Legal Opinion “Precarious Work and European Union Law” by the Swedish legal firm Öberg & Associés, needs to be...
  • 14/04/2016
    "I am fed up of being treated like a machine at work”
    On International Fast Food Workers day EFFAT joins thousands to demand a real living wage and an end to zero hour contractsBrussels, 14 April 2016 – On the final day of the EFFAT, ETUC and all other ETUF’s conference titled “End precarious work Now – Decent Work and Equal Treatment for...
  • 21/01/2016
    More guarantees for the Youth Guarantee
    With youth unemployment over 22% across the EU*, and a shocking 53% in Spain*, European trade unions are demanding that funding for the Youth Guarantee is extended.  Youth representatives of the European Trade Union Confederation and European sectoral trade union federations will meet...
  • 11/01/2016
    Time to end modern slavery - Help ratify the new Treaty!
    Modern day slavery is everywhere: from the cotton farms of Uzbekistan, to domestic workers in Mauritania and cattle ranches in Paraguay; from the fisheries in the Philippines, to the World Cup construction sites in Qatar. The production chain of the clothes you wear, the food you eat, the...

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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.