general secretary Ronnie Draper said: "It's devastating for Wales if you think about all the things that are going on in Bridgend."
Ian Hodson, National President of the BFAWU
, said: "My understanding is that managers are trying to get people to take holidays while their shops are shut.
The battle between the BFAWU
and McDonald's is akin to David and Goliath.
Premier Foods and the BFAWU
have been involved with the Union Learning Fund for a number of years.
So far a number of unions like the RMT, CWU, FBU, PCS, NUT, NUJ, BFAWU
, Unite and UCU have given support to one or more of these campaign groups.
The union said: "Hundreds of poultry workers whose terms of employment were originally changed without their agreement have received compensation after the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU
) stepped in.
The initiative is a partnership between Warburtons and the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU
), which has donated about pounds 3,000 towards the project.
John Higgins, organising district secretary of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU
), has been in regular contact with the company because of its plans, announced in April, to close its Lorenzo Drive bakery.
Supported by the Health and Safety Executive, the Food and Drink Federation and BFAWU
, it will provide an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues who have similar responsibilities.
Unions TUC and the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU
) are just two of the organisations to back the action.
Standing shoulder to shoulder with Kayleigh and Lauren outside McDonald's HQ were TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady and Ronnie Draper, the leader of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU
The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU
) launched its McStrike campaign in a dispute over pay and conditions that saw the restaurant's first walkout in September.