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.
The Trade Union Bill is aimed solely at preventing workers from exercising their basic, hard fought human rights within the workplace.
The new National Living Wage will not be enough to live on.
In April 2016, the Government will introduce the National Living Wage. But only for over 25s.
The National Minimum Wage is higher for those who are 21 and older. Which doesn’t really seem fair, does it?
The National Living Wage is not really a living wage at all. Join our campaign for a genuine Living Wage.