European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
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Precarious work

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  • 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...
  • 16/12/2015
    EFFAT calls to preserve European social model and stop exploiting workers
    On 9 December 2015, EFFAT took part in a seminar in the European Parliament sponsored by German S&D MEP Jutta Steinrück on the free movement of workers.In parallel with the European Commission's announcement of the timeframe for the rollout of the Labour Mobility Package, EFFAT and...
  • 13/10/2015
    New Irish Industrial Relations legislation - A positive step forward against social dumping and unfair competition
    SIPTU helped achieve the signing of new measures contained in the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 aimed at strengthening the rights of workers in Ireland.The new legislation will empower workers'ability to achieve collectively bargained norms in terms and conditions of employment for...
  • 07/10/2015
    7 October: GLOBAL DAY OF DECENT WORK - EFFAT and fellow ETUFs join forces to put an end to precarious work now!
    Brussels, 7 October 2015 - On 7 October 2015, the Global Day for Decent Work, European trade unions from all over Europe will take action, calling for a European economy based on decent jobs, fair income, security in the workplace and social protection.At a very depressing time for the European...

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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.