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Union leader Sarah Woolley defends split from Labour

Union leader Sarah Woolley defends split from Labour ‘Let’s be clear, we have disaffiliated from Labour but Bfawu will try to be more political after what’s happened, not less.

Weetabix strike can beat ‘fire and rehire’ + Scaffolders build strikes

Weetabix strike can beat ‘fire and rehire’ + Scaffolders build strikes Workers at Weetabix factories in Kettering and Corby in Northamptonshire are still on strike over fire and rehire.

Weetabix strikers say bosses are taking the biscuit over fire and rehire

Weetabix strikers say bosses are taking the biscuit over fire and rehire  Some workers stand to lose £5,000 a year. Others are being moved off a Monday to Friday shift pattern to one where they have to work weekends.

Letters—Universal Credit cuts will push food banks to the edge

Letters—Universal Credit cuts will push food banks to the edge The reduction in Universal Credit (UC) by £20 a week will force 1.2 million people to skip meals according to a survey conducted by YouGov.

High costs force low paid parents to cut back on food to afford childcare

High costs force low paid parents to cut back on food to afford childcare A survey of more than 20,000 working parents has concluded that the government’s childcare policies are grossly inadequate.

Why the National Food Strategy fails

Why the National Food Strategy fails Food has become deeply politicised. There is growing anger at a food system that badly impacts our health and the environment.

Brutal fire and rehire fight at JDE + Weetabix + Biomedical scientists + Bromley libraries + Sunrise Medical

14 June 2021
Brazen Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) bosses admitted to the workers they recently sacked that they had been planning for industrial action for two years.

Strikes still brewing stronger at coffee giant JDE

17 May 2021
Over 200 workers, their families and supporters turned out in a very impressive show of solidarity with the strike at the Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) coffee plant in Banbury, Oxfordshire, last Saturday.

JDE coffee workers’ strike is an instant hit

10 May 2021
“We’re aiming for a knockout in round three, but if we have to go the full 12 rounds then we’re ready.”

Fight brews at coffee giant Jacobs Douwe Egberts

03 May 2021
Workers at Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) in Banbury, Oxfordshire, were set to strike for 24 hours this Saturday.

New pamphlet on capitalism, food and agriculture

05 April 2021
The new pamphlet Capitalism and the Politics of Food by Amy Leather argues that Covid-19 is no anomaly. And with current food systems more deadly viruses are likely to cross over to humans.

SPS Technologies + Heathrow +Communisis + Jacobs Douwe Egberts

22 March 2021
Workers at aerospace parts firm SPS Technologies in Leicester struck on Monday over fire and rehire cuts that will cost them up to £3,000 a year.

The Tories backtrack after school meals theft

09 November 2020
After weeks of insisting that the meals would only be provided in term time, the government has said it will provide them during holidays too.

Parents slam Tories over free school meals - ‘They don’t care about our kids’

26 October 2020
Fury is growing over the Tories’ refusal to extend free school meals (FSM) in England during the holidays.

Bosses take the biscuit but can't dodge strikes

14 September 2020
Workers who make Wagon Wheels and Jammie Dodgers plan further walkouts over pay.

Millions starve across the world during pandemic

02 September 2020
Almost unnoticed among other aspects of the coronavirus crisis, hundreds of millions of people across the world face hunger, malnutrition and—for some—starvation.

Production continues as 300 workers test positive for Covid-19 at sandwich plant

14 August 2020
Overpriced, pre-packaged sandwiches shouldn’t be a matter of life and death, but for Greencore factory workers that could be the case.

Poorest show ‘early signs’ of malnutrition in coronavirus crisis

13 August 2020
Poor people are in a food crisis—with many showing “early signs” of malnutrition.

Letters- 'We are determined to stay on the streets in Portland'

07 August 2020
Our protests In Portland started with the Minneapolis uprising and have continued every day for well over two months.

Boris Johnson peddles obesity line to deflect blame for virus deaths

27 July 2020
The Tories are getting stuck into their latest tactic to divert blame from their own fatal failings.

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