Tag: Picturehouse

MPs ‘extremely concerned’ over Ritzy sackings

Seven MPs have written to The Guardian expressing “extreme concern” at alleged victimisation of trade union reps at Brixton’s Ritzy Cinema. They include local MP...

Union condemns Ritzy suspensions

The trade union representing workers at Brixton’s Ritzy cinema and others in the Picturehouse chain campaigning for a living wage, has condemned as intimidation...

Cinema workers’ pay campaign reaches East Dulwich

The gelaterias, boulangeries and French wine shops of East Dulwich echoed to chants of “The workers united will never be defeated”, as staff at...

It’s about justice: Now East Dulwich joins Ritzy strikers

Workers at Brixton’s Ritzy cinema will join colleagues from four other Picturehouse cinemas in strikes this weekend as they step up their campaign for...

MP Helen Hayes backs Ritzy campaign with Commons motion

Local MP Helen Hayes (Dulwich and West Norwood)  has tabled an early day motion (EDM) – a parliamentary device to highlight an issue –...

Stars back Ritzy boycott call

Giants of the UK film industry have rallied to the cause of low-paid London cinema workers fighting for a living wage. Sir Ian McKellen, Sir...

Ritzy workers reject owners’ ‘legal intimidation’ move

The BECTU section of Prospect, the union representing Picturehouse staff including those at Brixton’s Ritzy campaigning for the London living wage, is to ballot...

Ritzy union demands meeting as third cinema joins living wage campaign

Bectu, the union representing Ritzy cinema staff taking action to be paid the London Living Wage of £9.75 an hour, is urging senior management...

Ritzy workers launch new strikes today

Ritzy cinema workers begin a five-day period of strikes today (17 November) Strike times are: Thursday 17: 10pm-6am Friday Friday 18: 4pm-9pm Saturday 19: Noon until closing. Sunday 20:...

Ritzy workers to strike again for living wage

Ritzy Cinema workers in Brixton are to revive a campaign of strikes to press their demand to be paid the London living wage – currently...

EVENT: Save Our Libraries public meeting tonight, 11th March

A public meeting is being held tonight at Brixton Library, 7 pm, to discuss fighting the cuts to Lambeth's libraries. Lambeth council has launched a consultation...

Picturehouse U-turns on Ritzy redundancies

Ritzy Cinema owner Picturehouse has confirmed to Brixton Blog that planned redundancies will no longer be going ahead. Just days after Picturehouse announced sweeping job losses at Ritzy...

BECTU ballot for strike action after Ritzy job cuts

BECTU have released a ballot for strike action after Picturehouse cinemas refused to back down over job cuts at the Ritzy cinema. Staff and Picturehouse management...

Ritzy campaigners accept latest pay offer

The hard-fought campaign for staff at the Ritzy to be paid the London Living Wage ended on Friday as staff voted to accept the...

Ritzy staff are voting on new pay deal

A union ballot has gone out to Ritzy staff campaigning for the London Living Wage to vote on a new pay deal at the cinema. BECTU,...

FILM: Brixton Blog’s Thursday round-up

By Ashley Clark Another week at South London’s best cinema. This week, some actual news! The big news this week is that the Picturehouse chain of...

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