BFAWUBakers Food & Allied Workers Union
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With around 20,000 members, the BFAWU will need to call on all its reserves and know-how in order to take the struggle forward successfully.
Long term O'Kane's employee and BFAWU representative Jim Neill said the employees had fought to stand up for their rights.
NEW ERA: Having a look at the new Learn for Life Centre, above, are Joanne Dicks, HR manager at Warburtons Stockton Bakery, left, Jason Kelly, BFAWU shop steward, centre, and deputy mayor of Stockton, Councillor Paul Kirton, a resource which Warburtons staff, right, were eager to start using
As the leaders of the RMT, ASLEF and the BFAWU, three of our biggest unions, said last week: "it's a myth that the EU has won workers' rights and protections for workers".
The latest pay package, supported by BFAWU representatives, remains a reasonable compromise and the company will continue working with the union to reach an agreement.
Alan Milne, BFAWU regional officer, said: "Workers are still concerned about the situation at the company and have agreed to hold further strike action for dates yet to be agreed.
SOLIDARITY About 300 of an estimated 85,000 UK McDonald's workers are BFAWU members.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport union, Aslef and the bakers' union BFAWU issued a joint statement explaining why they supported Brexit.
FRESH from a winning a successful campaign to stop zero contract culture at Hovis in Wigan, the Bakers union BFAWU has agreed to work with other groups to address the lack of fairness and justice for workers in the UK's fast-food industry.
Burton's Foods and BFAWU representatives both felt the latest offer was a reasonable compromise and it is unfortunate union members voted in favour of rejecting it.
A BFAWU spokesman said: 'It seems that no one is willing to talk to them about what is going on and it's not a happy place to be at the moment.
Alan Milne, regional officer with BFAWU, said: "We're over the moon that the site has been taken over, but it came as no great surprise.