BFAWU Merchandise

TC Branding are working with us to provide merchandise to branches

BFAWU's First Webinar is available to watch back here..

Andy's Mans Club joins Vicky and Tony from the National HSE committee to talk about mental health..

BFAWU Network Meetings

Set up so that we can hear from you - join us in April

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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Education & Training

The BFAWU has a long tradition of training its representatives and promoting education generally throughout the industries which it is involved with.

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Financial Services

The BFAWU recognises the importance of personal finances in every aspect of life, whether saving for the future, planning for the worst, or simply surviving day to day.

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In the workplace, joining the union is recommended, working to support each other and be actively involved helps change happen; together is strength.


I wanted to have a voice, I am the daughter and sister of miners and I knew what being in the union meant to them.



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The BFAWU has a long and proud history of standing up for workers within the food industry. Our campaigns have covered issues ranging from the health and safety of workers, to pay and conditions, and even on the quality of food.

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Health, Safety and Environment

Health & Safety

If you have concerns over health & safety issues, you will find all the  information you need here to raise the issue with your employer.

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Climate change is a trade union issue because workplaces burn energy, consume resources and generate waste and travel.

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Mental Health

Find out about the significant difference unions can make to mental health in the workplace.

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Read our resources on Covid-19 in the workplace, including our Covid-19 exposure questionnaire and statement.

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All organisations and communities, including trade unions, need to continue to tackle racism and promote race equality.

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As a trade union we make every effort to ensure the workplace is a safe and welcoming place for all members.

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Younger members

Younger workers are less likely to know their rights or raise issues at work if there is one.

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Some of our biggest advances to workers’ rights have been led by strong women trade unionists.

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