European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
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  • 06/10/2017
    World Day of Decent Work 2017 | Trade unions call for an end to corporate greed!
    On October 7 every year, trade unions on every continent mark World Day for Decent Work, which is the foundation of a decent life and contribution to society. Achieving decent work for workers lies at the core of trade union activity and is one the most important goals reached through members’...
  • 09/06/2017
    Join “My Fair Home” campaign | Give decent work to domestic workers
    Friday 16 June is International Domestic Workers’ Day.  During the week leading to the day, EFFAT, in collaboration with IDWF, wants to re-launch the “My Fair Home” Campaign.We are calling upon all EFFAT affiliated trade unions to ask their officials (paid staff) and activists (elected...
  • 07/03/2017
    She needs a pay rise
    Brussels, 7 March 2017 | On 8 March 2017, International Womens’ Day, the trade union movement reflects on the need to achieve gender parity in the workplace. The average gender pay gap in the EU is almost 17%, and up to now it has only been reduced at a very slow pace. This happens in spite of...
  • 27/10/2016
    Italy: New legislation passed to curb gang master practices
    Italy has taken a crucial step to crack down on the widespread exploitation of farm workers through the “Caporalato system” (Gangmasters), a widespread phenomenon characterised by a lack of contractual protection, exploitative working hours, harsh treatment and deplorable housing and working...
  • 24/10/2016
    European meat conference in Rheda-Wiedenbrück
    Trade unionists from across Europe met in Rheda-Wiedenbrück (North-Rhine Westphalia) to demand that transnational rules be applied in the meat industry. Rheda-Wiedenbrück is home to one of the largest meat companies in Europe and worldwide, Tönnies. “Germany is the black sheep in Europe” said EFFAT...
  • 06/10/2016
    EFFAT joins the ETUC and asks the EU to deliver decent work
    The EU could raise low pay, benefitting workers and families throughout Europe and beyond, says the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). In the run up to the World Day of Decent Work on October 7, the ETUC is highlighting Industries where some wages are far from decent;How wages...

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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.