European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
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  • 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...
  • 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...

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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.