European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
Together for decent work and fair pay from farm to fork

Tourism

Tourism is one of the few sectors of the European economy with a high potential for growth and job creation as well as for development and socio-economic integration, particularly in rural areas and underdeveloped regions. The sector accounts for 5% of GDP and overall employment. Europe’s hotel, restaurant and catering sector features 1.8 million companies employing almost 10 million people.

Given the high percentage of atypical employment in the tourism sector, the EFFAT mission is to fight precarious work and promote decent and fair employment conditions. EFFAT activities include furthering and recognising qualifications and skills, as well as encouraging socially responsible and sustainable tourism.

 

News

  • 28/10/2015
    Starbucks to finally pay back its fair share
     EFFAT welcomes the EC decision whereby tax advantages granted to Starbucks in the Netherlands are unlawful. The decision confirms that multinational companies have been taking advantage of different legislations to shift their tax obligations. This has sparked a tax race to the bottom and...
  • 16/10/2015
    Success! EFFAT achieves the establishment of NH HOTEL Group's European Works Council (EWC)
    Last week, the members of the Special Negotiating Body (SNB), regularly assisted by EFFAT, successfully concluded the negotiations with the Central management towards the establishment of the NH Hotel Group European Works Council. NH Hotel workers employed in Europe can finally benefit from a...
  • 10/09/2015
    EFFAT urges members to take action of solidarity to Lithuanian workers threatened by new labour code
    10 September 2015 - The Lithuanian Trade Union Coordination Centre, represented by the Lithuanian Trade Union Confederation, Lithuanian Trade Union ‘Solidarumas’ and the Lithuanian Labour Federation, inform you that today the Trade Unions are organising a protest action “No to Slavery at Work”...
  • 02/09/2015
    IUF and EFFAT condemn UK govt's attack on union rights
    IUF and  EFFAT have sent a joint letter to Employment Commissioner Thyssen to express their strong opposition to the UK government’s new Trade Union Bill to be discussed in the House of Parliament in autumn 2015. If approved, the Bill will severely restrict the ability of...
  • 20/08/2015
    McDo’s practices in the spotlight at hearings in Brazil's Senate
    Following a series of actions and protests held at Sao Paulo’s McDonald’s restaurant and a roundtable with McDonald’s workers and politicians from Sao Paulo State Council and City Council, a hearing in the Brazilian Senate on 20 August 2015 investigated over McDonald's responsibility for its...
  • 15/07/2015
    Fair Hotels Initiative: website launched!
    Following the great example of our Irish affiliate SIPTU, EFFAT welcomes its Croatian member STUH (Tourism and Services Trade Unions)'s inauguration of the website of its Fair Hotels initiative. The project is aimed at promoting quality business in the hotel industry in Croatia, where collective...

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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.