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

  • 14/12/2015
    EFFAT signs new EWC Agreement with Avril Group
    On 14 December 2015, EFFAT took part in the final signing of the agreement establishing the Avril Group European Works Council (EWC). The Group employs more than 8,000 workers worldwide, more than a third of them outside its native France. The Group undertakes industrial and financial operations in...
  • 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...
  • 13/10/2015
    As AB InBEV confirms SABMiller acquisition EFFAT braces for potential job losses
     On 13 October AB InBev and SABMiller agreed in principle on the acquisition. The SABMiller board declared it is prepared to “unanimously” accept a £44 in cash per share from the Budweiser and Stella Artois producer. The agreement would give AB InBev a dominant presence in nearly every major...
  • 18/09/2015
    A-B InBev to possibily take over SABMiller
    SABMiller has confirmed that it has received notification from Anheuser-Busch InBev of a possible takeover.  A-B InBev flagged, however, that neither an offer nor a subsequent agreement were a certainty at this point. More details in English are here. To read A-B InBev's statement, click here...
  • 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...
  • 08/07/2015
    Say yes to country by country tax reporting by transnational companies
    Brussels, 7 July - EPSU and EFFAT urge the European Parliament to vote in favour of compulsory public disclosure of country by country reporting (CBCR) for large companies (Draft directive on shareholders’ rights).“The LuxLeaks tax scandal showed once again public anger at a business model...

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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.