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

Company Policy

 
The EFFAT Company Policy department helps establish and support European Works Councils (EWCs) in the EFFAT sectors and fosters crossborder cooperation and solidarity in large transnational companies (TNCs). 
 
The Company Policy department represents and advocates EFFAT views with senior management of TNCs, social partners, stakeholders and the European institutions. This involves:
  • establishing and coordinating ethical EWCs in companies;
  • monitoring legal and political developments relating to information, consultation and participation in European companies; 
  • providing expertise, advice and information on best practices to improve the functioning of EWCs and other European-level work related to multinationals from a trade union perspective;
  • supporting industrial disputes and solidarity campaigns at the European level.
 

News

  • 25/05/2018
    Annual EFFAT EWC-TNC Conference set the way forward of EFFAT action in transnational companies
    The annual EFFAT EWC-TNC Conference took place in Leuven (Belgium) on 16-17 May 2018. The conference has been organised within the framework of the EU project Anticipation of change and the sustainable management of structural changes: Promoting innovative actions to strengthen employee involvement...
  • Unhappier meal
    14/05/2018
    McDonald’s new menu: less transparency, more tax havens
     Today we release a new report on McDonald’s tax practices, focusing on the company’s use of tax avoidance mechanisms in Europe and low-tax and secrecy jurisdictions around the world. It shows how in the midst of a tax probe and the day after the Brexit, McDonald’s changed its tax structure....
  • 18/04/2018
    SE Works Council Agreement signed at Delivery Hero
    On 16 April 2018, an agreement establishing an SE Works Council in Delivery Hero was finally signed in Berlin, after months of tough negotiations.This is good news, after the decision of the Tribunal in Turin on 11 April 2018 rejecting the request of six riders who lost their jobs after questioning...
  • 16/04/2018
    Schreiber and EFFAT sign declaration on inclusion, diversity and equality at work
    On 5 April 2018, at the occasion of the annual meeting of the Schreiber EWC,  EFFAT signed together with Schreiber Management an important declaration on diversity, inclusion and equality at the workplace.With the signature of this declaration, the parties committed to enforce effective...
  • 14/02/2018
    New EWC established at Cargill inc.
    On 7 February the management of Cargill inc. and special negotiating body agreed on the establishment of a new European Works Council.The negotiations ended up with a positive outcome for the SNB and EFFAT Member Organisations with membership in the Group.Enrico Somaglia, EFFAT Company Policy...
  • 08/02/2018
    EFFAT and member organisations take Lactalis to court for breach of information and consultation rights
    Brussels, 8 February 2018 | Over the last few years, in several occasions EFFAT has supported its affiliates demanding the establishment of a European Works Council in the Lactalis Group, a demand that the world leader of the dairy industry has always rejected.In light of Lactalis’ negligence,...

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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.