BFAWU Pennine Foods Dispute

You will probably be aware of the recent 48 hour strike at Pennine food, Sheffield.


The initial 48 action was a resounding success with mass pickets of between 100-200 pickets for the duration of the strike.


I would like to extend my thanks to the local trade union movement for your solidarity during the strike and for your ongoing support,

The experience of the wider movement was and is vital in lifting the confidence of our members who work at Pennine.


Pleased to report We turned away a majority of deliveries, a small number of agency staff refused to cross but we delivered a major blow. Showing the employer that the unity among our members is strong and determined,


Particular mentions should go to the CWU who agreed not to cross pickets

Sheffield SWP branch who made a significant donation to the strike fund

And PCS members on Strike at Sheffield BIS who joined us on the picket,

Also a big Thank you on behalf of our members to all those individuals from various organisations which joined us on the picket,

I don’t think we can underestimate the impact your support has on our members, they are inspired by your support.


Sheffield trades council

Chesterfield trades council

Sheffield Labour party

Fast food rights campaign,

Socialist workers Party


Sheffield Socialist party,


Unite the union


Unite the resistance

Disabled people against cuts

Well red films

If there is anyone I missed I apologise,



We are now accepting invitations to speak at events for a speaker for your event contact

Branch Secretary

Debbie Loy or


Also these workers a very low paid workers, if we are to escalate action we will need considerable support from the trade union movement, any solidarity donations

Make cheques payable to Deborah Loy

Send them to

BFAWU Pennine strike fund

Thompsons Solicitors, McLaren Building,

35 Dale End, Birmingham B4 7LF



up and coming action


Wednesday 25th may 5pm-6pm


Support the Pennine workers solidarity picket of M&S Fargate Sheffield.

For those attending parking is available at Central united reform church Norfolk Street. Sheffield. S1 2JB


Here is the facebook event



Next two days of strike action will be Sunday Monday 5th & 6th June,

Please join us on the Pickets at Pennine food from 6am

Sheffield S20 7JG near crystal peaks,


For further information on this strike please contact regional organiser Haroon Rashid


In the meantime please pass this email on to all your contacts


Gareth Lane,

BFAWU community organiser,