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  • 13/09/2013
    The Domestic Workers Convention, ILO C189, comes into force
    The historic Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers, also known as the Domestic Workers Convention, No. 189, entered into force on 5 September 2013. The Convention will ensure the provision of the same basic labour rights to workers who care for families and households as those...
  • 01/07/2013
    Bulgarian affiliate represents rural women in Brussels
    Valentina Vasilyonova of Bulgaria’s Federation of Independent Trade Unions in Agriculture (FNSZ) has been elected Chairwoman of the Advisory Group “Women in rural areas”.The Advisory Groups to the EU Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) bring together representatives...
  • 04/04/2013
    Commission urges Member States to implement ILO domestic workers convention
    The European Commission has presented a proposal for a Council Decision authorising Member States to ratify the International Labour Organisation 2011 Convention concerning decent work for domestic workers (Convention No. 189). Countries ratifying the ILO Convention agree to ensure fair and decent...
  • 08/03/2013
    International Women's Day 2013
     International Women’s Day on 8 March marked a timely occasion to remember that women are paying a higher price than men for the financial – and social – crisis, and that achieving gender equality in Europe remains a major challenge in most workplaces. According to Eurostat data, women...
  • 19/11/2012
    Commission's proposed quotas for female representation on boards should go further
    EFFAT welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for legislation that will ensure women make up 40% of large company boards by 2020, but considers that the proposal is not far reaching enough.“With boards currently dominated by men (85% of non-executive board members and 91% of executive board...
  • 15/10/2012
    EFFAT supports the European Trade Union Confederation’s (ETUC) call: Europe must address its social debt
    EFFAT and ETUC support a European Union that promotes good jobs, decent wages, social progress and social justice. We oppose the dismantling of our social model that serves as inspiration to workers throughout the world. We are serious about our demand that social rights should have priority over...

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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.