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

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Around 1.000 Icelandic hotel housekeepers are going on a strike tomorrow at the International Women‘s Day to demand living wages and better working conditions in the industry.

Support Polish colleagues working at the Polish company Mokate and who are struggling to win a pay raise and are simply asking for meaningful discussions with Mokate Management. Mokate distributes Lavazza products and despite good economic results, the workers have had a pay freeze for the past three years and unpaid overtime. The workers have given in in terms of productivity and they have just legitimately putting in for pay increases.

Workers at Rakvere meat plant in Estonia, part of the HK Scan group, are legitimately asking for a wage increase and rounds of negotiations are planned for the next forthcoming weeks.

We have prepared a solidarity letter you can use if you wish- please see below!

We ask you to convey your support to the colleagues.



The structural changes announced by CCEP in Germany include the closure of the Coca-Cola site in Weimar. This will affect 220 colleagues.

On 15 November 2017 at 2 pm, a staff meeting will take place at the Weimar site to inform colleagues about the state of negotiations and to explain our good reasons for keeping the plant open.

On 27 October, EFFAT Bulgarian affiliates FNSZ will take part in the action organized by CITUB to call for fairer wages, decent working conditions and labor rights for Bulgarian workers drained by budget restrictions and austerity.

Almost 6 thousands people will mobilise to demand urgent and radical measures to:

Since 8 September 2017 more than 70 workers (mostly Polish, but also Lithuanians and Norwegians) have been on strike in fish processing company Norse Production based just outside Bergen on the west coast of Norway.

EFFAT supports the ETUC, TUs and civil society organisations in the process of lobbying on Public Country-by-Country reports from Multinational companies. The EC Directive imposes all multinationals (with turnover above 750 million euros) with activities in Europe (whether or not they have headquarters in the EU) to report information on their activities in each EU country in which they operate.

Since last October,  fast-food workers in Germany have been in a conflict with employers over fair pay and a living wage. In collective bargaining with the German food workers union NGG, the companies have offered a wage which is considerably below what the German government calculates as the minimum needed to build for a decent retirement.

Dear Supporter,

Almost 24000 brothers and sisters in the Spanish poultry and rabbit meat sector are facing extremely precarious working conditions.

Although the sector continues to thrive, the problem is the contractual weakness in price fixing among the players in the supply chain, which leaves the slaughtering industry in an unfavorable position compared with the retailers.

Two-hundred hotel workers at Sheraton Brussels hotel in Belgium have paid the price of a conflict between the owner, the UK-based property group International Real Estate Ltd, and Starwood, recently bought by Marriott. The hotel owner and Starwood could not agree on who should pay for renovation and asbestos removal.
The hotel was built in the early 70's and its renovation would cost some 50 million Euros.

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.