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

Food

EFFAT represents the interests of over 4.5 million workers across Europe in the food and drink sector. As the largest in Europe, this is a key area in terms of workforce, innovation and quality products.

EFFAT's mission is to fight social dumping and achieve a fair pay and decent working conditions for all. Through its active participation in the social dialogue at European level, EFFAT negotiates agreements with European employers’ organisations that aim to improve workers’ conditions.

 

News

  • 27/09/2016
    European social partners unveil the keys to attract new talents to the food and drink sector
    Bratislava, 26 September 2016: Successfully attracting new talents and managing an ageing workforce in the European food and drink industry are the themes of the toolbox report presented today by EFFAT and FoodDrinkEurope at a meeting in Bratislava.  The report is based on the compilation of...
  • 21/09/2016
    EFFAT & NNF achieve EU Job fund at the European Parliament to cope with job losses in trade wars
    EFFAT together with its affiliate in Denmark, NNF have been working towards an EU funding response to the Russian ban and other similar crisis. We have been calling for special measures or mechanisms (re-skilling for example) to directly help employees losing their jobs in case of a trade war....
  • 21/09/2016
    The European Parliament says no to social dumping
    The European Parliament has adopted a resolution on social dumping in the European Union, which aims at preventing social dumping and ensuring that workers throughout the EU have better working conditions. This resolution, initiated by French MEP Guillaume Balas, had been widely debated in the...
  • 12/09/2016
    Posting of Workers: Fair working conditions must come first!
    EFFAT debates the new revision at Food, Drink and Tobacco Sector General Assembly On Monday 12 September, EFFAT’s Food Drink and Tobacco sector held its General Assembly in the premises of the European Economic and Social Committee. In the context of the recent European Commission’s...
  • 09/09/2016
    Market access for MERCOSUR: Trading away EU farming and its workers
    The EU is heading for new shores in trade: South-America could become a favoured partner in the transatlantic relations, showing off with massive poultry and beef exportsGenerally speaking the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (...
  • 02/08/2016
    Turkey: ITUC and ETUC Deeply Concerned at Government Purge
    The ITUC and ETUC have strongly condemned the failed coup in Turkey and offered our deepest condolences to the victims. Unconstitutional attempts – especially involving military force – to seize power and overthrow democracy are unacceptable. We call for the investigation and eventual prosecution...

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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.