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Concession to Mercosur to pile pressure on the EU sugar sector

Concession to Mercosur to pile pressure on the EU sugar sector

MERCOSUR: EU offers its biggest ever concession on sugar in the context of a free trade agreement, as the sector remains mired in crisis. Sugar has again been the trade-off to conclude the deal; the latest in a series that have contributed to the closure of sugar...

EFFAT affiliates united to end child labour in global agriculture

EFFAT affiliates united to end child labour in global agriculture

12 June 2019: World Day Against Child Labour  -  As 2 million children in West-Africa are currently exploited in the cocoa production, global trade unions in the food supply chain step up their efforts calling on chocolate manufacturers to end child labour in the...

You deserve a fairer EU – Go Vote for it!

You deserve a fairer EU – Go Vote for it!

This week EFFAT together with trade unionists from all over Europe gathered in Vienna for the ETUC Congress urged all European workers to vote on 23-26 May 2019 for a fairer Europe. EFFAT and the whole trade union movement urge all workers to vote for: A Europe that...

EFFAT welcomes the new EWC Agreement signed with Ardo

EFFAT welcomes the new EWC Agreement signed with Ardo

After three years of negotiations, EFFAT is pleased to announce the signature of the Ardo European Works Councils Agreement. Ardo is a family owned Belgian Group and a worldwide player of fresh frozen vegetables, herbs and fruit. Ardo has production, packing &...

A fairer Europe for Workers is one vote away

A fairer Europe for Workers is one vote away

On International Women’s Day on 8th March, EFFAT and the entire European trade union movement are calling for women to be the agents of change. With their election programme “A fairer Europe for workers”, ETUC trade unions push for a Europe: Where the European Pillar...

Call for an updated and stronger EU Forest Strategy

Call for an updated and stronger EU Forest Strategy

On 24 January 2019, the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission involved in the Trialogue negotiations on the work-life balance Directive came to an agreement. This compromise, which has yet to be formally adopted by Council and Parliament in...