The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers' Union (BFAWU) is a trade union of workers in the food industry. It was founded in 1847, in Manchester, by a group of Journeymen Bakers.
The next year, the organisation began to operate on a national level, and became the Amalgamated Union of Operative Bakers. In 1861 it played a key role in campaigning to secure the Bakehouse Regulations Act, which was eventually passed in 1863.
In 1964, the union was renamed the Bakers' Union, which then evolved to the Bakers, Food, and Allied Workers' Union.
Allowing ourselves to be divided will win nothing
The only people responsible for the hardship and division that currently exists within our communities are the Conservatives.
The recent introduction of the Tory ‘living wage’ has been a disaster for many low paid workers. Figures from the Low Pay Commission suggest that nearly half of all low paid jobs are in two sectors; wholesale/retail and hotels/restaurants.
Statement from Ronnie Draper after being suspended from the Labour Party
Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union responds to suspension of general secretary by the Labour party