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

Solidarity to Spanish workers in the poultry and rabbit meat sector

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.

Who is paying for this? Workers as usual!

As a result, workers are facing:

  • Elimination of seniority bonuses
  • No wage increase
  • Increased working hours and flexibility
  • Elimination of two consecutive rest days as stipulated in the contract
  • Intensive externalization/outsourcing


After UGT and CCOO’s proposals to improve working conditions have been rejected by the employers, our affiliates are

STRIKING on 11 and 12 April 2017

for decent working conditions!


EFFAT has prepared a solidarity letter for you to send to UGT and CCOO. 
Please send copies of solidarity letters to Margot Sastre Albis ( and Sebastian Serena Expòsito (sserena@fica.ugt.organd copy EFFAT at

We ask you to send solidarity letters using the attached draft letter to support our Spanish colleagues’ fight for better working conditions.


Show them they’re not alone!

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.