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Wigan Hovis jobs ‘at risk’

09 June 2015
Some 48 workers at the Hovis bakery in Wigan are being threatened with redundancy. 

Bakers' union conference debates the alternative

09 June 2015
The annual conference of food workers’ union Bfawu took place Sunday to Thursday of this week.

Day of action demands fast food workers’ rights

14 April 2015
Activists in the Fast Food Rights Campaign were gearing up for a day of action set to take place on Wednesday of this week.

Build Fast food rights day of solidarity

17 March 2015
A Fast Food Rights meeting in central Glasgow last Saturday reflected the energy of the workers’ movement in the US. 

Reports round-up

10 March 2015
Day of action for Fast Food Rights | Cardiff march takes on 40 Days for Life | TUC remembers Claudia Jones | ITV workers could ballot over pay | Globe workers want a better pay deal

Fast Food Rights Campaign set to hold protests this week

26 August 2014
Protests were set to take place on Thursday of this week to demand better pay and union rights for fast food workers.

2 Sisters Food Group plans to cut 420 jobs in Dronfield

26 August 2014
Bosses at Gunstones bakery in Dronfield near Sheffield announced a devastating 420 redundancies last week.

Bakers' union seeks to build on the Hovis strike that beat zero hours contracts

10 June 2014
Some 180 delegates of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers' Union (Bfawu) gathered at the union's annual conference in Southport this week.

Join protests for fast food rights

06 May 2014
Supporters of the Fast Food Rights campaign around Britain are set to join others in more than 30 countries in an international day of protest on Thursday of next week.

Reports round-up

01 April 2014
Firefighters protest in Hull and Barnsley | Fast food rights protests | Merseyrail strike planned

Fast food chains face protests over workers' rights

18 February 2014
The Fast Food Rights campaign held protests outside fast food outlets last Saturday. 

Day of action planned for fast food workers' rights

11 February 2014
Campaigners around Britain were set to protest for fast food workers’ rights on Saturday of this week.

Reports round-up

21 January 2014
Bus workers walk out in Weymouth | Vote for action on the DLR | Newsquest journalists start ballot | Shetland construction workers discuss offer | Tata Steel deal accepted in Scunthorpe | Sandwich workers could strike in Corby | National Gallery staff want living wage | Ballot for Romec workers | Resistance meeting in Donnington | Library protest called in Barnsley

Fast food campaign calls for a union drive

14 January 2014
Activists came together to launch the Fast Food Rights campaign at parliament on Wednesday of last week. 

Join the fightback for fast food workers’ rights

07 January 2014
Food workers union Bfawu, Unite the Resistance and left wing Labour MP John McDonnell have teamed up to fight for fast food workers’ rights.

Reports round-up

03 December 2013
Mitie cleaners consider new offer | Defend union rep Charlotte Monro | March celebrates victory at Hovis | Action in Glasgow wins concessions | Ballot due over attack on shifts | Anti-racists block EDL in Hartlepool

Reasons to be powerful—how workers can face down bosses' threats to move abroad

05 November 2013
Does the Grangemouth defeat leave us at the mercy of unbeatable bosses? Raymie Kiernan says the working class is still a force to be reckoned with—when it fights

Campaigning against the bedroom tax in Manchester and Fife

29 October 2013
Campaigners marched through Manchester banging pots and pans last Saturday to highlight the growth of food poverty in Britain.

Meet the Hovis workers that beat the bosses over zero hours

24 September 2013
When bosses at the Hovis bread factory in Wigan planned to replace long standing staff with workers on zero hours contracts they expected meek agreement. Instead, workers launched a militant strike that has brought management to its knees. Sarah Ensor spoke to strikers

Hovis strike - bakers rise up to beat bosses

17 September 2013
Striking Hovis workers have stepped up the pressure on Premier Foods’ bosses, using mass pickets to disrupt delivery vans in Wigan this week.

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