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Bakers, Food and Allied Workers' Union ( BFAWU) is a trade union in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1847 in Manchester, it represents 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.
In July 2015, the BFAWU endorsed
Jeremy Corbyn's campaign in the Labour Party leadership election. 
In 2017, BFAWU members staged the first strikes at
McDonald's in the UK. 
The union sponsored
Labour Party candidates in several Parliamentary elections, winning twice.  
General Secretaries 1864: Thomas Hodson
1883: John Jenkins
John William Banfield 1940: Joseph Thomasson
1952: Jock Halliday
Stanley Gretton 1975:
Sam Maddox 1979:
Joe Marino 2010: Ronnie Draper 
Presidents 1910: A. F. Bentley
1914: J. H. Brown
1926: T. Ferris
1927: H. Keen
1946: Ernest Haynes
1969: Chris Childs
1977: Terry O'Neill
c.2000: Ronnie Draper
2010: Ian Hodson
Report on Trade Unions in 1905-1907. London: Board of Trade. 1909. pp. 82-101.
Bakers, Food and Allied Workers' Union: annual returns. UK Certification Officer.
"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-11 . Retrieved . CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
Syal, Rajeev (5 July 2015). "Jeremy Corbyn gets backing of Unite in Labour leadership race". The Guardian . Retrieved 2017.
Kollewe, Julia; Slawson, Nicola (September 4, 2017). "McDonald's workers to go on strike in Britain for first time" – via www.theguardian.com.
Parker, James (2017). Trade unions and the political culture of the Labour Party, 1931-1940 (PDF). Exeter: University of Exeter. p. 125.
Labour Party, Report of the Twenty-second Annual Conference of the Labour Party, pp.255-272
"Ronnie Draper is elected General Secretary" (PDF). Autumn 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 31, 2012 . Retrieved 2011.
Further reading Arthur Marsh, Victoria Ryan and John B. Smethurst, Historical Directory of Trade Unions