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

Expose The Link Between Everyday Products And Breast Cancer!

On the 16th June 2015, the organisation ‘From Pink to Prevention’ sent an open letter to ‘Breakthrough Breast Cancer’ (recently changed to ‘Breast Cancer Now’); the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity, asking them to review their current literature and acknowledge the environmental and occupational links to breast cancer. Currently... Read more

Report From First Time Annual Conference Delegate!

First time Annual Conference delegates played a big part this year, especially with BFAWU campaigns surrounding zero hours contracts and rights for workers in the fast-food industry. Lorna and Toni, two members from Branch 500 made a significant impact at Conference with their stories of the conditions that they work... Read more