#WakeyFor10 – Wakefield demo April 14 #FastFoodGlobal

April 12, 2016 in Protest

Joint Press statement by Wakeyfor10 and the Bakers Food and Allied workers union Britain’s food union, For over a 150 years The Bakers food and allied workers union has sought to improve the living conditions for workers, weather that be in work or in the community The BFAWU, stands by its members, In the 5th richest country in the world. we have a situation where workers do not have enough income coming in to have a reasonable standard of living, Many workers have to choose between eating and heating, many parents report skipping meals to feed children, Teachers report an […]

We won’t be fooled by Osborne’s gimmick wage! #FoolsGold protest April 1

March 30, 2016 in Appeals

The Tories will be re-branding the minimum wage as National Living Wage this Friday April 1st. The 50p rise is nowhere near enough to take low-paid workers out of poverty pay and the under-25s are excluded! But we won’t be fooled by Osborne’s gimmick wage! To counter the Tory hypocrisy, a campaign is being launched to fight for a real minimum wage of £10 per hour with no youth exemptions. This is being headed by the BFAWU bakers’ union, the GMB and the Hungry for Justice / Fast Food Rights coalition (in which the NSSN campaigns alongside the BFAWU, John […]

Fast Food Rights National Organising Day: 16 Sept

August 13, 2015 in News

We’re Hungry for Justice: Fast Food Rights National Organising Day: 16 SEP Posted on 13/08/2015    From Fast Food Rights / Hungry for Justice websiteThe NSSN is part of the Fast Food Rights / Hungry for Justice campaign alongside the BFAWU bakers’ union, John McDonnell MP, Unite the Resistance, Disabled People Against Cuts and Youth Fight for Jobs See Facebook event page here  and for background info on the global fast food rights movement, see #FastFoodGlobal On 16 September the Bakers union are holding a National Organising Day hosted by the Trade Union Congress. The organising day is a space for fast food workers, […]

247: March against austerity on Saturday…prepare to strike back!

June 17, 2015 in Bulletins

The National Shop Stewards Network is calling on all its supporters and affiliates to attend the People’s Assembly national anti-austerity protest this Saturday June 20th in London. This march needs to be as big as possible to send a clear message to the Tories that there will be mass opposition to their planned new swathe of cuts that Osborne will announce in the July 8th budget. It is no accident that at the same time that austerity is ramped up, this fat cat government is bringing in new anti-union laws. They understand perhaps better than many in the union movement […]

NSSN 243: Two weeks after the election…workers strike back!

May 22, 2015 in Bulletins

This is our second NSSN e-bulletin since the general election result which confirmed a Tory majority government. Since then, a number of unions have held their national conferences. We are delighted to announce that at theirs, the FBU have voted to affiliate to the NSSN – the 9th national union to officially support the Network. At that conference and others the clear message is that workers are prepared to fight Tory cuts and any new attacks on union rights that are announced in the Queen’s Speech on May 27. That defiant mood is reflected in the incredible number of strikes, […]

240: Celebrate 125th May Day

April 29, 2015 in Bulletins

Youth Fight for Jobs is sending solidarity and May Day greetings in this week’s NSSN e-bulletin. “May 1st is International Workers’ Day. This year, let’s make it £10/hr day! Youth Fight for Jobs, the BFAWU Bakers’ Union and others in the Fast Food Rights   campaign encourage trades councils to put raising the minimum wage to £10/hr (now TUC policy) at the heart of your May Day celebrations. We want to reach the entire trade union movement with that message. Young people are the future of the trade unions. Fighting for a living wage we can ACTUALLY live on & an […]

NSSN 238: Join the 15 April global fast food worker protest

April 13, 2015 in Bulletins

Statement from BFAWU bakers’ union:- On 15 April 2015, thousands of fast food workers will lead a mass movement of around 60,000 low waged workers striking across the United States to raise the issue of poor wages and the lack of trade union rights within their industry. At the same time, fast food workers and activists in 33 other countries around the world will also be taking action against low pay. Here in the UK, the Bakers’ Food and Allied Workers’ Union’s Fast Food Rights campaign, which works in conjunction with the US workers’ movement, is calling for an end […]

208 – Come to NSSN rally at TUC:All out together October 14!

September 3, 2014 in Bulletins

The 2014 NSSN conference agreed that the Network will hold a public rally at the TUC Congress in Liverpool to lobby delegates to keep up the pressure for further co-ordinated strikes – 2pm Sunday September 7th in Jury’s Hotel opposite Echo Arena conference centre in Albert Dock. This year’s TUC Conference meets as public sector unions contemplate mass joint strike action on October 14th against the government’s continuing pay freeze. In reality, workers’ living standards are down by an average of 8% since the economic crisis struck in 2008, with young workers losing 15%! No wonder record numbers are using […]

VIDEO: $15 NOW & Fast Food Rights Campaign

July 10, 2014 in Video

Campaign against low pay to sweep across the Atlantic, as union organises UK Fast Food workers with: Ginger Jentzen, campaigner from victorious $15now campaign in Seattle, USA Ronnie Draper, General Secretary, Bakers Union BFAWU John McDonnell MP, Fast Food Rights campaign Rob Williams, Chair, National Shop Stewards Network Helen Pattison, Youth Fight for Jobs

IN PICTURES: NSSN Conference 2014

July 8, 2014 in News

The 5th July 2014 saw a packed 8th annual National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) conference, held at Conway Hall in Red Lion Square, London. Ronnie Draper, General Secretary of the Bakers union, the BFAWU, described the conference on Twitter as, “the biggest shop stewards gathering of the year”. As the photos will show, the NSSN conference brought together a diverse number of activists from the rank and file and leadership of Britain’s fighting unions