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

Register To Vote In The Labour Leadership Election!

The BFAWU is an affiliate of the Labour Party, which entitles our members who support the principles of the Labour Party a right to vote in the leadership election that has been called. Whilst we feel that this leadership challenge is an unnecessary distraction, when we should be holding this... Read more

Joint Trade Union Statement On The Labour Party

The current crisis within the Parliamentary Labour Party is deeply regrettable and unnecessary.  Last week’s vote to leave the European Union presents the entire labour movement with unprecedented challenges.  Above all, we need to be fighting to preserve our members’ jobs, already under threat in several industries and across the... Read more