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

Sacked Samworth Brothers Worker Meets With MPs

Sacked team leader and BFAWU activist, Kumaran Bose, met with MPs including shadow ministers on 6/12/16 in order to discuss his recent dismissal from Ginsters manufacturer, Samworth Brothers Foods. Kumaran spoke at length about how workers were left devastated by the slashing of their pay and conditions. He explained that... Read more

Where's The Fire Engine, Daddy?

The UK is sleepwalking into a dystopian era; a country where unless you have the right insurance you will get no help or assistance from the state. The government's seemingly endless austerity agenda has been underpinned by the virtually unchallenged Tory political ideology that public sector is bad, and private... Read more