European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
Together for decent work and fair pay from farm to fork

Food

EFFAT represents the interests of over 4.5 million workers across Europe in the food and drink sector. As the largest in Europe, this is a key area in terms of workforce, innovation and quality products.

EFFAT's mission is to fight social dumping and achieve a fair pay and decent working conditions for all. Through its active participation in the social dialogue at European level, EFFAT negotiates agreements with European employers’ organisations that aim to improve workers’ conditions.

 

News

  • 17/04/2002
    Commission fails to see foodworkers as major stakeholders in food safety
    In times where the most obvious challenge and problem for the European Union is generating public support for it self, the Commission demonstrates lack of judgement when making a candidates short list for the management board of EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), without any representation of...
  • 31/10/2001
    EFFAT Express: Conference for Central and Eastern Europe sets new priorities
    The chairmen of the EFFAT member trade unions in Central and Eastern Europe expect the enlargement process to be speeded up as a result of the Nice process.More news:Baltic: Unions concerned at erosion of social standardsTourism: Need to consider special measures in the EUProduct prices: No sales...
  • 15/03/2001
    The social partners in the brewery sector in Europe start dialogue
    The brewery industry in Europe, produces 300 mio. hl. beer, accumulate 100 billions Euro turnover a year and engage directly or indirectly, 3.8 mio. employees.“We must aim for a sustainable policy, taking account economic, social and environmental issues”This was one of the conclusion agreed by...

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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.