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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.

Hovis workers strike again: ‘Zero hours, zero crumpets!’

11 September 2013
More than 75 Hovis workers and their supporters joined a picket line in Wigan this morning, Wednesday. It marked the start of the workers’ second week-long strike against zero-hour contracts. 

A victory for Wigan Hovis workers

10 September 2013
Wigan Hovis workers who struck for a week earlier this month against zero-hours contracts and the use of agency staff have won a victory.

Solidarity protest at Hovis picket line next Wednesday

06 September 2013
Hovis workers in Wigan met last night, Thursday, to plan their second week-long strike from next Wednesday, 11 September against zero-hour contracts.

Hovis strikers prove the knead for more dough

03 September 2013
Some 220 Hovis workers walked out at Premier Foods’ Wigan bakery last Wednesday in the first of three week-long strikes against job cuts and zero-hour contracts. 

Hovis workers strike against zero-hour contracts

28 August 2013
Workers at the Hovis bakery in Wigan are on strike against the imposition of zero hour contracts. The Bfawu bakers’ union members walked out today, Wednesday, on the first of three planned week-long strikes.

Wigan bread workers rise against zero hour contracts

22 August 2013
Hundreds of workers at Hovis bakery in Wigan have called three week-long strikes against zero hour contracts.

Anger rising in Baker's Union

11 June 2013
The BFAWU bakers’ union conference opened in Bridlington, east Yorkshire, last Sunday, with union president Ian Hodson calling for a general strike.

‘If we all acted together, we would be powerful’

21 March 2013
Over 200 people met in Sheffield for a South Yorkshire Unite the Resistance conference on Saturday of last week.

Fox's Biscuit workers to ballot

07 August 2012
Members of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) at Fox’s Biscuits factories in Batley and Kirkham are to be balloted for strikes. Workers have rejected plans to change their working terms and conditions.

Bakers ballot to stop attacks

14 February 2012
Around 800 food workers in the BFAWU union are balloting to strike over attacks on their terms and conditions at the Gunstones bakery in Sheffield.

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