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

EFFAT Documents

  • 23/09/2014
    The Swedish Model – The importance of Collective Agreements in Sweden
    This brochure developed by the Swedish Trade Union Confederation describes Sweden's collective agreement model, which is based on strong trade unions and employers organisations, and a high degree of union membership. Under this model, the contents of individual labour contracts is...
  • 18/09/2014
    EFFAT Work program 2009-2014
  • 18/09/2014
    ETLC European Trade Union Charter on Tourism 2009
    The European Trade Union Liaison Committee on Tourism, ETLC, is a cooperation platform of the European Trade Union Federations EFFAT, ETF and UNI Europa, and the Global Union Federations IUF, ITF and UNI, representing workers in the various tourism sub-sectors, such as hotels, restaurants, catering...
  • 16/09/2014
    EFFAT position EC consultation on undeclared work
    According to many publications and studies, two of the EFFAT sectors, agriculture and hospitality (hotels and restaurants), are amongst those sectors mostly concerned with undeclared work. This is why the fight against undeclared work is one of the key priorities in the respective EFFAT sectors.
  • 27/06/2014
    EFFAT Project on Domestic Workers - Online Questionnaire
    EFFAT is carrying out, with co-funding of the EU, the project “Promote industrial relations in the domestic work sector in Europe”.
  • 27/06/2014
    Green jobs in agriculture and rural areas
    This brochure was compiled within the framework of the one-year project entitled ‘Development of green jobs in the agricultural sector: contribution to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy’.
  • 05/06/2014
    European elections 2014: Together for decent work and fair pay from farm to fork
    EFFAT calls for a Europe in which workers have guaranteed rights, high-quality jobs are assured, products are of the highest quality, the environment is protected, and men and women, irrespective of their place of origin or employment contract, enjoy equal treatment and equal opportunities.
  • 16/05/2014
    European Elections 2014: Manifesto of the European Social Partners in Agriculture
    From 22 to 25 May 2014, the citizens in the 28 Member States of the European Union are called on to vote for the members of the European Parliament. These include some 40 million voters, farmers, workers and family workers, who are active in agriculture. These people form an important part of the...
  • 29/04/2014
    Actions towards a more sustainable European food chain
    With the simultaneous rise in global demands for food, feed, fuel and fibre, and a reduction in natural capital to sustain current agriculture and yield levels, it is imperative to decouple European growth from resource use and significant environmental impacts, in particular in view of the...
  • 28/04/2014
    Coca-Cola European Action Day - 5 May 2014
    Under attack by the media, health crusading politicians and other social activists, in recent years Coca-cola has been struggling to maintain its positive reputation. To this end, it has developed an “ambassadors program” that aims to turn each of its employees into its primary supporters – if not...


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.