EFFAT joins call for corporate environmental and human rights accountability

EFFAT has teamed up with over 80 other trade unions and NGO’s in demanding EU Commissioner-designate for Justice, Didier Reynders, bring forward comprehensive legislation mandating companies to observe and respect human rights and environmental imperatives throughout their global supply, value and operating chains.

We believe it is time for a due diligence framework that ensures companies and financial ...  Preberi več

Hotel workers fighting for rights!

Marriott housekeepers in Zürich strike for direct permanent employment

Hotel housekeepers at Marriott’s Sheraton Zurich Hotel went on strike on August 30 to highlight their intolerable working conditions and to demand direct permanent employment. When workers learned that the hotel had terminated their contract with the cleaning contractor and it would expire in two months’ time, they decided ...  Preberi več

EFFAT Congress is only 50 days away!

This is an event of paramount importance for all EFFAT affiliates, but also a great opportunity to spread across Europe a strong, clear and united political message.
To do so in an appropriate manner, we also need to have a strong communication strategy and the support of our affiliates.

We are therefore here to ask for your contribution on 4 specific actions:

1) Like it and Share it!  ...  Preberi več

INVITATION to the ETUI European training for Young Trade union leaders Session 2019-2020

• For the attention of EFFAT Youth Committee members
• For the attention of all affiliates under 40 years of our member organisations

Dear Colleagues,

Below you will find an invitation of the Education Department of the European Trade Union Institute which, in conjunction with the national confederations, members of the European Trade Union Confederation, will organise a course entitled « European ...  Preberi več

Communication material EFFAT Congress

As anticipated during the latest executive committee meeting we have started the production of the visuals for our EFFAT Congress which as you all now know will take place on 6 and 7 November in Zagreb.

The initial material is uploaded on the Congress website under the press page.

It would be great if each of your member organization could download some of the material created and use it to spread ...  Preberi več


Geneva, June 19, 2019

To affiliated organisations  (To the Executive Committee for information)

Concerns: Urgent Reminder – Solidarity with our affiliate HLOB in Myanmar

Dear Sisters and Brothers, The struggle for trade union rights and recognition in support of our affiliate HLOB at the Hotel Tharabar Gate in Bagan, Myanmar is at a critical juncture, and we are calling for international support ...  Preberi več


Brussels, 14 June 2019

• To all EFFAT Member Organisations

Dear colleagues,

The EFFAT Executive Committee – as highest decision-making body between the Congresses – has decided in its meeting on 5 and 6 June 2019 to follow the proposal of the President and the General Secretary and to set up the function of a Deputy General Secretary and to appoint Enrico Somaglia for this function.

This is ...  Preberi več

Cross-border solidarity and fight against inequalities at the heart of the EWC/TNC Coordinators’ Conference

Gathered at the annual EFFAT EWC-TNC Conference in Brussels on 12 and 13 June 2019, around 50 members of national and European works councils, Trade union officers and experts had the opportunity to exchange experiences and good practices around topics of paramount importance for Trade Union work at national and European level. Organising and capacity building were amongst the themes discussed and ...  Preberi več


ETUC izabrao novo vodstvo na kongresu u Beču

Okupljeni u Beču, od 21. do 24. svibnja 2019., vođe europskih sindikalnih saveza ponovno su izabrale Lucu Visentinija za glavnog tajnika Europske konfederacije sindikata (ETUC), također su izabrali Laurenta Bergera za predsjednika. Usvojen je novi manifest i program rada za razdoblje od 2019. do 2023. za „Pravedniju Europu za radnike“. Na kongresu ...  Preberi več