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

  • 08/05/2014
    Coca-Cola’s PR strategy overlooks the key to its products’ success – workers
    Coca-Cola might be focusing its public relations efforts on improving its health and social image in the eyes of consumers. However, on 5 May the press was more interested in the thousands of Coca-Cola workers who stopped work all over Europe to highlight Coca-Cola’s hypocrisy and condemn its...
  • 02/05/2014
    5 May – Coca-Cola workers will unite across Europe to say no to job cuts
    On 5 May, Coca-Cola workers will undertake localised actions around Europe to demand that the company ceases its ruthless agenda of job cuts, and precarious, outsourced labour.So far, demonstrations have been planned at the Coca-Cola headquarters in Anderlecht, Belgium, and Coca-Cola Iberian...
  • 01/04/2014
    Coca-Cola still fails to compromise on Spanish job cuts
    As reported by the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT) in December 2013, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners (CCIP) announced restructuring plans that would affect over 1,200 employees and result in the closure of four of 11 Coca-Cola plants in Spain.Despite a 30-day...
  • 28/03/2014
    European trade unions launch joint manifesto for a socially sustainable Coca-Cola system
    Coca-Cola workers, as well as representatives of national trade unions and European and national works council, came together in Madrid from 20 to 21 March to improve cross-border coordination and build trade union strength in response to the ongoing attack on jobs and workers’ rights within Coca-...
  • 26/02/2014
    Coca-Cola fails to compromise on Spanish job cuts
    As reported by the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT) in December 2013, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners (CCIP) announced restructuring plans that would affect over 1,200 employees and result in the closure of four of 11 Coca-Cola plants in Spain.Despite a 30-day...
  • 13/01/2014
    European agreement on corporate social responsibility signed by EFFAT and Pernod Ricard
    On 7 January 2014 in Paris, Pernod Ricard and EFFAT (European Federation for Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions) concluded a European agreement on Corporate Social Responsibility, in the presence of Pierre Pringuet, Chief Executive Officer of Pernod Ricard and Harald Wiedenhofer, General...

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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.