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)

The potential of mirror clauses for the EU beet sugar sector

The potential of mirror clauses for the EU beet sugar sector

The European Association of Sugar Manufacturers (CEFS) and the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Sectors Trade Unions (EFFAT) recognise the potential of mirror clauses in supporting the EU beet sugar sector and ensuring a level playing field on the...

#MeatTheStandards: Unions in Europe team up to dignify meat workers

#MeatTheStandards: Unions in Europe team up to dignify meat workers

Vienna, 13 June 2022 : Today EFFAT and IUF launch #MeatTheStandards:  A Europe wide initiative to raise awareness about the urgency for a fairer meat sector in Europe through:  increasing trade union membership and workplace representation in the sector  improving pay...

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...

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