On Thursday 24 April, the EFFAT meat coordinating committee met in Brussels and agreed to focus their campaign on
- Sharing information on collective bargaining and wages
- Assisting organizing precarious workers.
- Exploring what can be done to oblige the user companies to fulfill their legal and human rights obligations
- Exploring what can be done to ensure fair contractual relationships in the meat supply chain and in particular explore what to be done to ensure big retailers/supermarkets source and sell socially responsible products (“behind the label” type campaign) and do not squeeze their supply chains to maximize their own profits
The next meeting of the committee will take place on Thursday 9 October in Brussels. Collective bargaining and wages will be on the agenda. In the current situation of austerity policies, strengthening unions’ coordination of collective bargaining is more and more necessary. The debt crisis, labour market deregulation, cuts and freezes of wages - all increase the risk of playing the workers of one country off against the others, especially in collective negotiating rounds.
Who attended the meat coordinating committee?
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If you need more information, please contact the EFFAT Secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org.