Welcome to BFAWU. Supporting workers for over 150 years

We welcome you to the BFAWU website.

Our Union is the only independent Trade Union operating within the food industry and we’ve been representing working people since 1847. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved over the years and we continue to lead the way in terms of fighting for a better deal for our members.
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Ronnie Draper (General Secretary)

Ian Hodson (National President)

If you have a problem at work, our representatives are here to help. We campaign for improved terms and conditions. We also offer legal support; advice on education and training; and much more.

Our Work
Fast Food Right

Low pay, inconsistent shifts and bad management are too widespread in the food industry and allied trades. In alliance with the inspiring and successful food worker campaigns in the U.S., we are calling for a £10 an hour minimum wage. Join our TUC backed campaign here.

Campaigns

Campaigning is better together! Join BFAWU talk to our other members about current campaigns, upcoming projects and how to get involved in your workplace. Please also check to see upcoming events both in your area and nationally.

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Blog & NEWS

BFAWU news

BFAWU Statement On UK Energy Con

It turns out that the great Thatcher-Reagan promise about privatisation, free trade and the unrestrained market of a great share-owning democracy has been a costly experiment that has failed the many. Here in the UK, Thatcher promised a revolution where privatised utilities would mean lower bills, driven by competition. The... Read more

Samworth Brothers' 'Living Wage' Shame Laid Bare In House Of Commons

Following on from BFAWU concerns prior to the introduction of the 'living wage', and how certain employers would seek to dodge their moral responsibilities, Channel 4 News recently broadcast an expose of companies who were exploiting the pay 'rise' by reducing the terms and conditions of their employees. For many,... Read more