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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)

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...

Press Release | The Sugar Sector in the future EU Trade Policy

Press Release | The Sugar Sector in the future EU Trade Policy

On 18 February 2021, the European Commission published a Communication on the new EU Trade Strategy based on openness, sustainability, and assertiveness.1 Brussels – 24 February 2021: CIBE (International Confederation of European Beet Growers), CEFS (Association of...

Only healthy workers can feed Europe

Only healthy workers can feed Europe

As Covid-19 vaccinations achieve regulatory approval in the EU, European trade union federation EFFAT and food manufacturers association FoodDrinkEurope have urged Member States to consider the food and drink workforce as a priority group in their vaccination plans....

Five urgent requests on EU-UK trade relations

Five urgent requests on EU-UK trade relations

Five urgent requests on EU-UK trade relations As the EU and UK trade negotiations seem be reaching a conclusion, Europe's farmers and agri-cooperatives, food manufacturers, traders, and agri-food sector workers have issued the following joint statement outing what...

COVID-19 in Cold Environments: risks in meat processing plants

COVID-19 in Cold Environments: risks in meat processing plants

A team of public health experts led by Dr. David Nabarro, co-director of the Institute for Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London and Strategic Director 4SD Switzerland, has produced a working paper for the IUF on the factors which make cold food processing...

Stop sexual harassment in the fast food industry

Stop sexual harassment in the fast food industry

International day of action  Today, November 17, is the global fast food day of action. Far to long global fast food corporations have not taken their responsibility. Hundreds and hundreds of workers across the world have testified of cases of sexual harassment and...