Company Work

The EFFAT Company Policy department coordinates cross-border cooperation and solidarity in transnational companies (TNCs) that operate in the EFFAT sectors. It represents and advocates EFFAT views towards TNC management, social partners, stakeholders and the European institutions. To effectively defend workers’ interests and ensure sustainable corporate governance, EFFAT promotes trade union rights, collective bargaining, information, consultation and participation rights in transnational companies. EFFAT tasks include establishing and taking part in European Works Councils (EWCs) that operate in the EFFAT sectors. This entails setting up and coordinating ethical EWCs and providing legal and technical expertise to Special Negotiating Bodies (SNBs) and European Works Councils. The EFFAT Company Policy department advocates EFFAT principles and views with respect to EU dossiers such as workers’ participation, labour law, company law, taxation, collective bargaining and corporate social responsibility.

Enrico Somaglia

EFFAT supports Belgian affiliates in today’s general strike

EFFAT supports Belgian affiliates in today’s general strike

EFFAT supports today’s general strike organised by the Belgian trade unions FGTB, CSC and CGSLB. The Belgian Interprofessional Agreement for 2019-2020 is currently being negotiated. Although the economy is growing as well as shareholders’ dividends and companies’...

Fuenlabrada workers win their fight!

Fuenlabrada workers win their fight!

After 5 years of conflict and struggle with Coca Cola (CCEP), workers of Fuenlabrada, put an end to the labor and social conflict started in 2014. According to an agreement that workers consider ‘a social triumph’, Coca-Cola will close the logistical centre in...

Company work events

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EFFAT is the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions, also representing domestic workers. As a European Trade Union Federation representing 120 national trade unions from 35 European countries, EFFAT defends the interests of more than 22 million workers towards the European Institutions, European employers’associations and transnational companies. EFFAT is a member of the ETUC and the European regional organisation of the IUF.