European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
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EFFAT welcomes new committee on pesticides

European Commission fails to protect citizens against proven risk of cancer

The controversial decision to re-approve the use of glyphosate for another five years has exposed some fundamental failures of the EU’s pesticide approval system, revealing that chemical companies have an undue influence on EU scientific assessments. The EC and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) disregarded the concerns of independent scientists, the European Parliament and the public, by labelling glyphosate as safe. EFFAT and many other organisations therefore welcome the Special Committee on the EU’s authorisation procedure for pesticides (PEST), set up by the European Parliament. EFFAT hopes that the PEST Committee will rebuild trust by investigating the failures of the EU pesticides regime and by making recommendations for improvement.

 

 

 

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    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...
  • 12/04/2018
    Proposed directive against unfair trading practices is a step forward but fairness along the chain remains a challenge
    Today, the European Commission published a proposal for a Directive on unfair trading practices (UTPs) in the food supply chain and EFFAT, together with its social partner FoodDrinkEurope, COPA COGECA, AIM, CEJA, CLITRAVI, UEAPME, IFOAM EU and FTAO welcome this move. Such a proposal for a Directive...
  • 07/03/2018
    Time to deliver on women's rights!
    On International Women’s Day on 8 March 2018, EFFAT joins trade unions across Europe and around the world calling for Gender Equality NOW!EFFAT fully supports the ITUC campaign for an ILO Convention on “Violence and Harassment against Women and Men in the World of Work”, including gender-based...
  • 05/03/2018
    Time for Action to combat Unfair Trading Practices
    EFFAT has joined forces together with their social partner FoodDrinkEurope, the European Brands Association AIM, the European Council of Young Farmers CEJA, the Liaison Centre for the Meat Processing Industry in the European Union CLITRAVI, the European farmers and European agri-cooperatives Copa...
  • 28/02/2018
    Sustaining Livelihoods – EU sugar social partners release CSR report
    The social partners in the EU sugar industry, EFFAT and CEFS, have released the fourteenth edition of the EU wide CSR report, marking their continued cooperation on many fronts.The sugar sector plays a crucial role in the rural economy. With 106 factories across 19 EU Member States, the sugar...

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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.