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

How Sheffield and the BFAWU are leading the fight to organise young workers

Never underestimate what resolve strength and character working-class people can muster when they are staring adversity in the face, writes RONNIE DRAPER    UNITY IS STRENGTH: (Above) Jess Bower (centre) on strike from the McDonald’s restaurant in Crayford, SE London, with supporters I WANT to start by saying that although... Read more

However you do it Let’s talk about Mental Ill Health

  RESOURCES: STRESS AND MENTAL ILL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE   Challenging stress Work related stress and mental ill health are major work safety and health issues. These resources, produced by Hazards Campaign, are intended to assist trade unions in negotiating a comprehensive policy and strategy on mental health which includes a strategy... Read more