Announcing the New Trade Union Organiser for Sheffield


Bakers Union (BFAWU) and Sheffield TUC join forces to combat low pay, zero hours and exploitation in our city.

BFAWU/Sheffield TUC signing ceremony and speakers


  • Ronnie Draper General Secretary BFAWU
  • Martin Mayer Secretary Sheffield TUC
  • Bill Adams Secretary Yorks and Humber TUC
  • Cllr Chris Peace (Sheffield City Council and PPC North Derbyshire)
  • Chair: Bob Jeffery President Sheffield TUC

4pm United Reform Church, Norfolk Street Sheffield (downstairs room).

Thursday 14th February 2019

Press and public are invited.

Ronnie Draper, General Secretary BFAWU will be in Sheffield today Thursday 14th February to sign the partnership agreement with Sheffield Trade Union Council.

This month will see a historic first in the fight against low pay, zero hours’ contracts and the appalling slump to the bottom in Britain’s deregulated labour market. Sheffield Trade Union Council and the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BAFWU) have joined forces to hire a Sheffield Union Organiser to work across the low paid, unorganised sectors in the city – in retail, fast food, hospitality etc. This will be the first time a dedicated union organiser post will be created for a city area and not tied to a particular trade union, or specific company target. We think this could have a snowball effect in reaching out to unorganised workers across Sheffield’s disparate jobs market.

Come and join us to welcome this exciting development.