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Greedy food giant 2 Sisters swallows up firms at workers’ expense

07 June 2016
Boparan Holdings Ltd, 2 Sisters’ parent company, has quietly become Britain’s largest food and drink manufacturer by attacking workers’ pay and conditions.

Sheffield food strikers stand firm against pay cuts

19 May 2016
Workers at a food producer in Sheffield began a 48 hour strike today, Thursday, with a picket running day and night at the site to turn back lorries.

Fast food workers serve up a side-portion of protest at Top Shop

17 May 2016
Fast food workers from Britain and New Zealand held a meeting on fighting zero hours’ contracts in London last Saturday.

Strikes and protests make an Unhappy meal for fast food fat cats

19 April 2016
Campaigners from the Fast Food Rights campaign and the Bfawu union took action across Britain last Thursday. They targeted McDonald’s in solidarity with striking McDonald’s workers in the US.

GALLERY - Fight for £10 an hour minimum! Protesters take to the streets

15 April 2016
Protesters took to the streets yesterday, Thursday, in several parts of Britain and internationally in the fight for £10 an hour ($15 an hour) minimum wage. Fast food outlets were a particular target of the actions called by the Bfawu bakers' union and Fast Food Rights.

Protests for £10 an hour minimum wage and an end to zero hours contracts

15 April 2016
Campaigners from Fast Food Rights (FFR) and the Bfawu bakers' union took action across Britain yesterday, Thursday, as part of a day of solidarity with striking McDonalds workers in the US.

Reports round-up

22 March 2016
Social work students hold campaigning conference | Final curtain for Opera pay dispute | Holiday hold-up for hot cross buns | Electric action at Network Rail | Heathrow Tube strike takes off | Buses set to stop around Manchester | Coop lorry drivers win talks at Acas | London left rallies against bosses’ EU

‘Jeremy Corbyn gives us hope to fight,’ says Bfawu union leader Ian Hodson

22 March 2016
What did Jeremy Corbyn’s election mean for the left and trade unionists?

Hellish kitchen - Leicester bakery workers aren't falling for bosses' porkie pies

08 March 2016
Workers at the Samworth Brothers food factories in Leicestershire told Nick Clark why they’d had their fill of management taking all the dough

Leicester food workers fight to build the union and stop pay cuts

16 February 2016
Some 300 workers at Samworth Brothers food manufacturer in Leicester met on Friday of last week to discuss bosses’ plans to cut their pay.

Spirit of US fast food strike movement comes to London protest at McDonald's (inc. video)

14 January 2016
McDonald’s workers from the US brought the spirit of their fight for $15 an hour to Britain yesterday, Wednesday, with a noisy protest in central London.

Rise to the challenge to stop job cuts at Hovis in Wigan

01 December 2015
More than 100 jobs are set to be slashed at the Hovis factory in Wigan.

Fast food workers march in Lincoln

24 November 2015
A demonstration for fast food rights called by the Bfawu union took place in Lincoln last Saturday.

Protests for Fast Food Rights

17 November 2015
Fast food Rights campaigners protested across Britain on Tuesday of last week.

News in brief

06 October 2015
Tractor factory walkouts, Jersey anti-cuts protest, Unite cancels conference, Globe workers accept deal, fast food party

Reports round-up

08 September 2015
March for Sheku Bayoh; water and catering workers ballot; Pizza Express workers score victory; airpotrt workers walk out; and Sotheby's Two protest

Gunstones strikers win pay rises

11 August 2015
 Strikers at Gunstones bakery in Dronfield, Sheffield, have won their battle against an imposed pay freeze.

Reports round-up

28 July 2015
Pride marches in Norwich and Nottingham | Safety monitors to strike at Sellafield | Gunstones strike postponed over new pay | Food bank protest against Tory MP David Mundell | Traffic wardens to strike in Hackney | Benefits protest in Milton Keynes

Gunstones bakers reject a crummy offer

21 July 2015
Workers at the Gunstones bakery in Sheffield have voted overwhelmingly to reject a pay offer.

Reports round-up

14 July 2015
New offer in Gunstones bakery dispute | Universal Credit staff set to strike in Glasgow and Bolton | ITV workers accept new pay settlement | Heathrow protesters oppose 'Plane Stupid' new runway | Arrests after demonstration at Israeli arms firm Elbit | Harmondsworth protesters demand an end to refugee detention |

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