RICKY TOMLINSON made a special appearance at the food workers’ conference yesterday to spur delegates on to battle against the Tories’ oppressive anti-union laws.
The activist and former plasterer, best known for starring in BBC sitcom The Royle Family, spoke of his brutal...
Wednesday 10th Jun 2015
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by Lamiat Sabinin Southport
THE days following May’s general election were the Labour Party’s darkest in decades, two guest speakers told food workers at the annual conference of catering union BFAWU yesterday.
Left-wing Labour MP John...
Tuesday 9th Jun 2015
AN HOURLY wage of £10 should be the absolute minimum nationwide, food workers ruled yesterday.
Delegates to catering union BFAWU’s annual conference called for everyone to be paid the same base rate in order to...
ZERO-HOURS contracts are the “bane of the country,” the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) conference heard yesterday.
A delegate spoke of his heartbreak over witnessing his daughter ring her boss every day to see if there were shifts available only to be denied...
WORKERS should not have to toil away for “silly, unnecessary hours” over Christmas, food workers said yesterday.
Working late for a pittance on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day morning is ruining time with family and friends, said delegates to the Bakers, Food...
by Lamiat Sabin in Southport
LABOUR supporters should mould the party into “a weapon” instead of abandoning it to “moan from the sidelines,” MP Richard Burgon said at the bakers’ union BFAWU conference yesterday.
The Leeds East MP urged delegates...
Monday 8th Jun 2015
BAKERS ruled out a boycott of zero-hours firms yesterday, warning that it would only alienate disenfranchised workers.
A raft of firms including McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut and Wetherspoons were shamed at bakers’ union BFAWU conference for exploiting people on low wages...
WORKERS at a Hovis bakery who won a struggle against zero-hours contracts are now facing the threat of redundancies, the firm said yesterday.
The bakery in Wigan, Greater Manchester, employs about 350 staff and 40 are to be made redundant.
In September 2013, the workforce...
Friday 5th Jun 2015
Across the world fast food staff are mobilising for decent pay — and BFAWU is right on the front lines, RONNIE DRAPER tells Ben Chacko
Saturday 2nd May 2015
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Trade unionists throw down the election gauntlet
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