News From the Bakers Union and Alex Rowley MSP – Bakers Union Recruiting Fife Food Workers with Local MSP Alex Rowley
The Bakers, Food and Allied Worker Union (BFAWU) are launching a new partnership with Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Alex Rowley to recruit food workers in the Kingdom.
The campaign will promote the importance of trade unions in the workplace as the cost of living crisis continues to stretch the budgets of many local people.
The BFAWU and Mr Rowley will highlight how unionised workplaces are better paid, safer and have more secure employment conditions than those without union representation.
Their campaign is starting this week at MOWI in Rosyth, where 800 people are employed on full time and part time contracts.
Mark McHugh, Scottish Organiser for BFAWU said:
“Joining a trade union always helps workers. Unions offer support and protection, help improve conditions, and increase pay at work. Our union is keen to support food workers in Fife. There are major food industry employers in the area that are often non-unionised. We are delighted to be working with Alex Rowley MSP to help encourage workers at Mowi and elsewhere to join a trade union.”
Alex Rowley MSP said:
“Workers in the UK are amongst the lowest paid in Europe with far too many on poor terms and conditions. The way to change this is to join a union and stand alongside other workers united for better pay, terms and conditions. Unions and employers working together will ensure a stronger workforce and a stronger voice in the economy and is why I would urge workers to join a union”