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

  • 12/10/2015
    EFFAT joins 250,000 in Berlin in demonstration against TTIP
    EFFAT joined scores of people who marched in Berlin on Saturday 10 October to oppose TTIP, the free trade deal between the European Union and the United States which is expected to be detrimental to food safety and to lower environmental standards. Anti TTIP activists also rallied against CETA...
  • 02/10/2015
    EFFAT President addresses ETUC Congress about trade unions' role in refugee crisis
    On 30 September 2015, the ETUC 13th Congress adopted an emergency motion on the European refugee crisis which firmly deplores the recent loss of lives of asylum seekers in the Mediterranean. New rules are needed in EU Member States to ensure that the dignity of these people is safeguarded...
  • 16/09/2015
    European beet sugar sector partners up for increased sustainability
    The EU Beet Sugar Sustainability Partnership (EU BSSP) has announced the launch of its first joint initiative on sustainability throughout the sector.At an event hosted by DG AGRI at the EU Pavilion of EXPO Milan 2015 on 9 September, the partnership announced the release of the Good Practices...
  • 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...
  • 13/08/2015
    EFFAT fears jobs under threat following Coca–Cola mega merger
     Brussels, 13 August 2015 – Following Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Coca-Cola Iberian Partners SA (CCIP) and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG (CCEAG)’s agreement to merge into Coca-Cola European Partners Plc, EFFAT expresses worries over the mega merger’s potential impact on jobs. ...

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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.