European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
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News

  • 14/12/2018
    Fuenlabrada workers win their fight!
    After 5 years of conflict and struggle with Coca Cola (CCEP), workers of Fuenlabrada, put an end to the labor and social conflict started in 2014. According to an agreement that workers consider ‘a social triumph’, Coca-Cola will close the logistical centre in Fuenlabrada. But within two years...
  • 16/11/2018
    A sustainable Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) underpins fair treatment of workers in the fish supply chain
    A sustainable Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is really in place when workers, from fishers, to aquaculture and food processing staff, are fairly treated  throughout the whole fish supply chain.Unions' role is paramount as it eases workers' organization, collective bargaining and the...
  • 14/11/2018
    Wage dumping made easier
    ECJ overturns Austrian regulations against wage and social dumpingBlack Tuesday for Social Europe: On 13th November the European Court of Justice (ECJ) overturned parts of the Austrian law to combat wage and social dumping. Specifically, it concerned a Slovenian posting company from the...
  • 07/11/2018
    Tourism is growing and workers deserve their fair share!
    7 November marks European Tourism Day. Today, once again, the EU champions one of the most rapidly expanding sectors of the European economy, accounting for 10% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 7% of world exports and one in ten jobs worldwide.Tourism is one of the few sectors of the...
  • 05/10/2018
    World Day for Decent Work – ‘Changes the rules’: TO DO list for EU
    The current European Commission and Parliament have until May 2019 to ‘change the rules’ to promote decent work for people across the EU who are getting increasingly disillusioned over precarious work, poor wages, and growing inequality.After the European elections in May 2019 at there is likely to...
  • 04/10/2018
    #FastFoodGlobal – EFFAT supports workers fighting for a living wage
    On 4 October 2018, fast food workers all over the globe are rising up to demand their right to a union, better working conditions and a living wage.In the UK, a growing number of workers is coming out in support of hospitality workers' strikes on 4 October 2018, with more unions announcing the...

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Documents

  • 14/12/2015
    Zero tolerance of labour exploitation
    This code of conduct for fair and transparent employment relationships is in response to a report of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2015, « Severe labour exploitation: workers moving within or into the European Union ») which...
  • 15/09/2015
    EFFAT invites to express solidarity with Finnish unions fighting anti-union legislation
    Finland’s trade unions are mobilizing against the new right-wing coalition government’s plan to unilaterally cut pay and benefits negotiated through collective bargaining, and are asking for solidarity and support.On September 9, after unions refused to agree to the proposals, the government...
  • 19/05/2015
    EFFAT’s Executive Committee sends strong political messages on Social Agenda, Migration and the Future of the European Trade Unions
    EFFAT’s Executive Committee sends strong political messages on Social Agenda, Migration and the Future of the European Trade Unions During the 6 and 7 May Executive Committee, EFFAT engaged in discussions over the issues that are paramount to our organization’s activities and sectors, shared...
  • 11/05/2015
    Decent Work for Domestic Workers!
    Decent Work for Domestic Workers! The final report of the EFFAT study “Promote industrial relations in the domestic work sector in Europe”, co-financed by the European Commission, is ready!27 trade unions, 9 employers’ associations and 6 migrant/domestic workers’ organisations from 15 European...
  • 15/04/2014
    EFFAT position on the seasonal workers directive
    The European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT) represents 120 national trade unions from 38 European countries, and defends the interests of more than 2.6 million members towards the European Institutions, European industrial associations and enterprise management.In...
  • 15/09/2013
    Illegal work - in reality, nobody is benefitting
    Presentation of EFFAT Agriculture Sector on the fight against illegal work and its action plan against illegal work in European agriculture, within the framework of a EU supported project on Common Agricultural Policy and Employment  

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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.