Dear Comrades,
We congratulate SGITS for launching the Fair Hotels initiative which puts workers'rights under the spotlight.
Initiatives like Fair Hotel Slovenia are in place in other countries and are indeed the best way to promote businesses that respect workers' rights to join a union, to
collective bargaining and to be in stable employment with decent conditions and wages.
The IUF website has developed a webpage with similar initiatives from affiliates which would allow us to concretely support unions in their efforts to organize hotel
workers, to bargain collective agreements and to enhance workers' rights. We're delighted to include Fair Hotel Slovenia in our directory and promote it through
IUF affiliates and international trade union federations in order for them to use hotels on your website when searching for accommodation in Slovenia.
In solidarity,
Ron Oswald
General Secretary
International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations

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We congratulate SGITS and its social partnersfor the initiative to launchthe Fair Hotels campaign promoting hotels in Slovenia where workers' rights are respected, collective agreements are adhered to and a social dialogue between trade unions, workers’ representatives and employers takes place.
Fair treatment of workers and good working conditions motivate the staff and are preconditions for quality services in the hotel industry. This initiative is a good example for social partners in other countries and it is an important contribution to fight the unfair competition in the hospitality sector.
EFFAT fully endorses the Fair Hotels campaign, and for all future meetings and stays in Slovenia we will only use hotels listed on the Fair Hotels website
We will promote the Slovenian Fair Hotels website amongst our affiliates and other European trade union federations.
EFFAT will encourage the hotel and restaurant trade unions in other countries to launch similar initiatives to promote fair hotels.
Furthermore, we call upon all independent travellers, tour operators, corporate clients, organisations, etc., searching for hotel accommodation in Slovenia, to book with Fair Hotels.
We wish you all success!

Harald Wiedenhofer
EFFAT General Secretary