European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
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  • 08/03/2016
    Break the glass wall on Int'l Women's Day 2016!
    International Women’s Day against gender bias in the workplaceBrussels, 8 march 2016 - On International Women’s Day the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), EFFAT and fellow ETUFs call on men and women to break the glass walls that segregate the sexes into separate occupations and to promote...
  • 16/12/2015
    Nordic HRCT Union best practices to stop sexual harassment in the hospitality sector
    On 4 December 2015, during the European hotel and restaurant sector plenary meeting, Kristjan Bragasson from the Nordic HRCT Union presented the outcomes of the conference on “Sexism and Sexual Harassment in the Tourism Industry”, recently held in Reykjavik. The conference focused on...
  • 25/11/2015
    Trade Unions for the elimination of violence against women
    European trade unionists will mark November 25 – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women – with a pledge to work against violence against women, whether at the workplace or at home, until it is eliminated.  The shocking facts are thatOne in three women has been...
  • 06/03/2015
    8 March 2015 - EFFAT calls for equal pay for women and men!
    8 March 2015: EFFAT calls for equal pay for women and men!Women in the European Union still earn an average of 16.4 % less than men for each hour worked, with the pay gap ranging from 2.5 % in Slovenia to 30.0 % in Estonia (Eurostat 2012), indicating a persistent gender pay gap that has up to now...
  • 20/11/2014
    Showcase of best practices in achieving pay equality
    A session on gender equality will be held by the EFFAT Women’s Committee today, 21 November 2014, to showcase successful initiatives and campaigns of EFFAT member organisations to combat wage inequality between men and women.Representatives of member organisations with interesting information to...
  • 20/11/2014
    EFFAT Women’s Conference: “Promote industrial relations in the domestic work sector in Europe”
    Pia Stalpaert, President of the EFFAT Women's Committee, opened the EFFAT Women‘s Conference and welcomed the participants. She recalled the conditions of employment of the world's 400 million domestic workers, and stressed the need for the fastest possible ratification of ILO Convention 189.Harald...

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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.