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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)

Out Now! – EU Sugar Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Out Now! – EU Sugar Corporate Social Responsibility Report

EFFAT and the European Sugar Producers (CEFS), released the Sixteenth EU Sugar Corporate Social Responsibility Report as a result of the joint commitment to improving the sustainability of the sugar sector. As the report covers the years 2020 and 2021, the focus of...

EWC set up at Intersnack

EWC set up at Intersnack

EFFAT has contributed to the negotiations that led to the set-up of a European Works Council (EWC) at Intersnack Group. The EWC will ensure that the group workers coming from 20 different member states will be informed and consulted by management on economic, social...

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...

A transforming European sugar industry focus of 1st EFFAT/CEFS workshop

A transforming European sugar industry focus of 1st EFFAT/CEFS workshop

CEFS and EFFAT joint project: “A transforming European sugar industry - New and better jobs in a competitive, innovative and sustainable industry” The 1st workshop of the joint sugar project brought together around 60 experts discussing the key role of the sugar...