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

Cutting the Unfair : European Parliament paves the way towards fairer food supply chain.


EFFAT welcomes the European Parliament's decision on 25 October to end unfair trading practices (UTPs) and pave the way towards a fairer and more balanced food supply chain that benefits all actors involved: producers, workers and consumers.

With 428 votes in favour and 170 against, the European Parliament plenary approved De Castro’s report, a proposal that safe guards agreed contracts between farmers, producers and retailers, enhancing balance and predictability through the entire food supply chain. Trilogue negotiations where Commission, Council and Parliament sit together to continue the work and finalise the directive, have promptly started.

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.