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A HISTORIC partnership was signed in Sheffield yesterday marking a pioneering step in the fightback against the so-called gig economy.
Sheffield Trade Union Council and the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) signed an agreement jointly appointing a union organiser to recruit workers exploited through zero-hours contracts, pitiful wages, insecure employment and other practices.
The appointment is the first of its kind for a city region and comes against a background that has seen the former steel city lose thousands of jobs in unionised and well-organised workplaces.
The new union organiser will particularly target low-paid and unorganised sectors of Sheffield’s workforce, including retail, fast-food and hospitality.
Sheffield TUC and unions will work together in support of the new organiser.
Speakers at yesterday’s launch included BFAWU general secretary Ronnie Draper, Sheffield TUC secretary Martin Mayer and TUC Yorkshire and the Humber region secretary Bill Adams.
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