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.
Sooner or later the cuts get so deep they start compromising the quality of the product itself.
Let's be absolutely clear; this recovery isn't for us and it was never intended to benefit ordinary people.
BFAWU to work with Unite the Resistance and John McDonnell MP to support fast-food industry workers.
Working people are disillusioned but successes like the Wigan strike show what is possible.
The Hovis strikes are about the casualisation of the food industry and a race to the bottom.