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Trade unions support Action for Climate

Trade unions support Action for Climate

Seven European trade unions are supporting the global day of protest being staged by young people against climate change on Friday: ETUC, EFJ, EFBWW, EPSU, EFFAT, ETF and IndustriAll (representing workers in energy intensive industries). Greta Thunberg, the...

An important step closer to a fairer food chain for everyone

An important step closer to a fairer food chain for everyone

Today, Members of the European Parliament strongly voted in favour of promoting a fair food supply chain, delivering on their promise to #CutTheUnfair. The signatories welcome this historic vote for banning unfair trading practices in the food value chain.  This...

A fairer Europe for Workers is one vote away

A fairer Europe for Workers is one vote away

European Trade union movement puts forward EU elections Manifesto  In the run up of the European elections that are meant to determine the future direction of Europe, the European trade union movement publishes today its manifesto, urging its members to go to the...

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’...

Call for an updated and stronger EU Forest Strategy

Call for an updated and stronger EU Forest Strategy

Acknowledging the report from the European Commission on progress in the implementation of the Forest Strategy the undersigned organizations, representing forest owners, managers, contractors and the forest-based industry, call on the European Commission, Parliament...

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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.