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.


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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BFAWU news

BFAWU Women's Forum To Take Place In Wigan!

Wigan will play host to a BFAWU Women's Forum from 12.30pm-4.30pm on Saturday February 27th 2016 at Whelley Labour Club; Northumberland St; Wigan WN1 3PZ. The forum has been organised and will be chaired by EC member and Greggs the Bakers Shop Steward, Sarah Woolley, the purpose being to engage... Read more

Kill The Bill Demonstration To Take Place On January 11th 2016

At a Trade Union Co-ordination Group (TUCG) Executive meeting on Monday, December 14th, it was announced that another TUCG 'Kill the Bill' rally will be taking place on Monday 11th January at 6pm, to coincide with the Bills Second Reading in the Lords. This demo will be taking place at Cromwell... Read more