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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.

Burton's strike off after bosses threat to use anti-union laws

19 July 2011
Bakers’ union Bfawu called off strikes it had planned at Burton’s foods in Blackpool after bosses challenged them under the anti-union laws.

Bakers' union conference

15 June 2010
The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) held its annual conference this week.

Barnsley bakers strike to save dough

15 December 2009
Over 100 members of the BFAWU bakers’ union at La Baguette Doree bakery in Barnsley held a four day strike last week.

Voices for the Charter

16 July 2008
‘Stand up for workers’ rights’ ‘I support any campaign along this line. Workers in the Bfawu bakers’ and food workers’ union, just like everyone else, are facing tough times.

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