Tourism

Europe’s hotel, restaurant and catering sector features 1.8 million companies employing almost 10 million workers. Tourism is one of the few sectors of the European economy with a high potential for growth and job creation, particularly providing an entry into the labour market for young people.
Given the high percentage of atypical employment in the tourism sector, the EFFAT mission is to promote decent and fair working conditions. EFFAT activities in the tourism sector include promoting improvement and recognition of qualifications and skills, socially responsible and sustainable tourism, and strengthening social dialogue in the sector to improve working conditions.

Political Secretary: Virginie Demoucron – v.demoucron@effat.org
President: José García Relucio, (FeSMC-UGT, Spain)
Vice-presidents: Andreas Gollner (Vida, Austria) & Dave Turnball (Unite the Union, UK)

Global Week of Action for Hotel Housekeepers: Demanding change

Global Week of Action for Hotel Housekeepers: Demanding change

Housekeepers play a pivotal role in ensuring the comfort and cleanliness of our hotels, yet they often grapple with issues that threaten their working conditions and their health and safety. As we celebrate another Global Week of Action for Hotel Housekeepers from...

Eurovision is here! Join Unite and make it a #UnionVision

Eurovision is here! Join Unite and make it a #UnionVision

Eurovision takes place from 9 to 13 May 2023 in Liverpool, UK. It’ll be watched by almost 9 million people. But let’s face it: Without hospitality workers, international events like the Eurovision would never happen. As the backbone of such events, hospitality workers...

FIFA World CUP 2022 – Leave Sexual Harassment out of the Game.

FIFA World CUP 2022 – Leave Sexual Harassment out of the Game.

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ahead of Global Week of Action for Hotel Housekeepers, EFFAT joins the IUF urging FIFA to protect hospitality workers, mostly women, in host hotels during the World Cup 2022. In a country well...

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