European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
Together for decent work and fair pay from farm to fork

EFFAT Congress

The fourth EFFAT Congress was held from 20-21 November 2014 in Vienna.

The Congress was marked by the greatest economic and financial crisis in Europe since the war, which has had catastrophic effects on the living and working conditions of all citizens. Workers have had to bear the consequences of the neoliberal deregulation policies that allowed banks to cash up clients and gamble their savings, receive state aid and still refuse loans to companies.

Against this political backdrop, the Congress made the necessary decisions to guide our trade union work over the next five years.

EFFAT Congress is held every 5 years and sets out EFFAT's political priorities and work program to ensure workers' decent conditions and fair pay from farm to fork.


EFFAT is the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions. 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.