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.
In truly ironic fashion, April 1st 2016 will see the introduction of the Conservatives’ ‘living wage’, which they unveiled as a gimmick and a ruse to hide the true impact of their ‘emergency budget’.
We are Unite Fight Film, a group of these young workers who are fighting back. We’re currently making a documentary film exploring the exploitative reality of zero hours contracts and we need your help.
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.