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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Blog & NEWS

BFAWU news

A vote for your future

We have the opportunity to build a future for all our families. Unlike what we are being told, the upcoming General Election is not about Brexit but about the type of society we want to live in:  one where we can retire at 66 and not potentially 75 under a... Read more

EFFAT Stands With Fast-Food Workers!

12 November 2019PRESS RELEASE EFFAT stands with fast food workers striking for fair wages & decent conditions Tuesday 12 November 2019 marks an international day of action for fast food workers’ rights. Across the EU and the USA, fast food workers are demanding a living wage, decent working conditions and... Read more