The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers' Union (BFAWU) is a trade union in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1847 in Manchester, it is a trade-based union of workers in the food industry.
Soon after foundation, the union began organising nationally and became the Amalgamated Union of Operative Bakers. It gained prominence when its 1861 campaign for improvements in working conditions led to the Bakehouse Regulations Act 1863. The union gradually adopted a federal structure.
In 1964, the union was renamed the Bakers' Union, but this was later lengthened to the present name.
General Secretaries 
- 1864: Thomas Hodson
- 1883: John Jenkins
- 1915: Max Kralstein
- 1978: Sam Maddox
- 1979: Joe Marino
- 2010-present: Ronnie Draper
- Arthur Marsh, Victoria Ryan and John B. Smethurst, Historical Directory of Trade Unions
External links 
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 07:24:18 -0700
However, John Higgins of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) suggested the company failed to look at whether the site could continue to operate on a viable basis during the mandatory 90-day worker consultation process. "Are the ...
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 07:28:58 -0700
Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union regional official John Higgins fired a final angry broadside at owners Premier Foods over its handling of the closure, with the loss of 500 jobs. Mr Higgins described the last day for workers at the Garretts Green ...
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 07:30:40 -0700
The decision to shut the facility was taken before consultation began and therefore consultation became meaningless" - John Higgins of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union suggests Premier Foods failed to look at whether its Birmingham Hovis ...
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