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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)

EFFAT adopts position for a new vision on labour mobility

EFFAT adopts position for a new vision on labour mobility

On 1 June 2021 EFFAT held its second and very participated Executive Committee meeting of the year. During a fruitful, day-long discussion with affiliates, the Executive committee adopted an EFFAT position paper on labour mobility and migration (EN). EFFAT sectors...

NGG secures wage increase for 160.000 German meat workers

NGG secures wage increase for 160.000 German meat workers

After weeks of mobilising and more than 20 strikes, NGG succeeded to get employers´ organisations in the German meat industry back to the negotiating table, while increasing trade union membership. Trade unions and employers struck a deal on a nationwide minimum wage,...

A spotlight on food chain workers: ETUI HesaMag#23 out today

A spotlight on food chain workers: ETUI HesaMag#23 out today

Today the European Trade Union Institute ( ETUI) , in collaboration with EFFAT, has released the latest HesaMag #23, the ETUI publication about health and safety at work, released twice a year, in English and French. This edition offers an insight into the daily lives...

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