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 EU area in terms of workforce, innovation and high quality products. The EFFAT mission is to fight social dumping and reach fair pay and decent working conditions. Through its active participation in the social dialogue at European level, EFFAT negotiates agreements with European employers’ organisations that aim to improve workers’ conditions

Political Secretary: Wiebke Warneck – w.warneck@effat.org
President: Ole Whelast (NNF, Denmark)
Vice-presidents: Sophie Serrurier (FGTB HORVAL, Belgium) & Sebastian Serena (UGT-FICA, Spain)

CEFS – EFFAT CSR Report 2022-2023

CEFS – EFFAT CSR Report 2022-2023

As every two years, EFFAT and CEFS are happy to share with you the working on the EU Sugar Industry Corporate Social Responsibility report 2023. Besides the focus on skills, this report demonstrates the sector’s continued commitment to improving sustainability...

Meat Sector: European Trade Unions Rally Behind German Law

Meat Sector: European Trade Unions Rally Behind German Law

A United Call on the EU for Improved Conditions for Meat Workers across the Continent Berlin, 16 April 2024 – At a conference in Berlin, The European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT) successfully concluded the EU-wide project...

LDC:  EFFAT coordinates the establishment of a new EWC

LDC: EFFAT coordinates the establishment of a new EWC

An agreement in principle has been found for the establishment of a new European Works Council in the family owned French  transnational company LDC. LDC is the largest poultry meat company in France and operates in Europe with production plants based in Poland,...

EFFAT is #CallingEU: Five calls for a Fairer Europe for Workers

EFFAT is #CallingEU: Five calls for a Fairer Europe for Workers

Ahead of the next EU elections EFFAT is launching #CallingEU, five demands for a new EU mandate that prioritizes the protection and the wellbeing of workers. As Europe faces the choice between embracing an ambitious social and inclusive agenda or veering towards...

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