Striking Brixton Ritzy workers call for boycott of all Picturehouse cinemas

Striking Brixton Ritzy workers call for boycott of all Picturehouse cinemas

Yesterday, striking workers at the Brixton Ritzy cinema announced the start an official boycott of all Picturehouse Cinemas.

They called on supporters of their Living Wage campaign to not spend money at any Picturehouse-owned cinema until their ongoing wage disputed is settled.

Striking Brixton Ritzy workers call for boycott of all Picturehouse cinemas

A statement issued on Sunday on their Facebook page read:

Today marks the official boycott of all Picturehouse Cinemas . Please support the Ritzy Living Wage campaign by not spending any money at any of their cinema’s until they step up and value their staff. Thank you for all your continued support. It’s driving us forward !!!!

Local musicians from the No Frills Band entertained pickets outside the Ritzy yesterday, and there is a benefit in support of the striking workers at the Grosvenor this Saturday (12th July).

Flying the flag for Dolly 

Striking Brixton Ritzy workers call for boycott of all Picturehouse cinemas

Keen eyed viewers may have also spotted the Ritzy flag flying proudly at Glastonbury – here it is in action during Dolly Parton’s set. Nice one.

Discuss the Ritzy strike on the urban75 bulletin boards

More info and background research:
Why Picturehouse Cinemas should pay the Brixton Ritzy staff a living wage
Find out which employers are paying the London Living Wage http://www.livingwage.org.uk/employers
Living Wage for Ritzy Staff – Facebook page
The Living Wage Foundation
Living Wage and women in-work poverty
KPMG – a Living Wage Employer (case study)
Living Wage Research for KPMG (PDF study)
Want to support the striking Brixton Ritzy workers? Here’s how…

[Pic credits: Gramsci, Facebook ]