In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

Brixton Ritzy workers continued their industrial action against owners Picturehouse with a walk out at 1pm today and a rally outside the cinema in Windrush Square.

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

The protest sees the striking workers marching to the BFI London Film Festival at Leicester Square for a 5pm rally (via the Southbank), where they will be asking the Institute to break ties with Picturehouse until they are paid the London Living Wage.

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

Here’s some photos from today’s action:

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

In photos: Brixton Ritzy workers close down the cinema for their second strike action of the year, Friday 7th October 2016

TODAY’S TIMETABLE:
1pm – Ritzy staff walk-out / Windrush Square, Brixton.
3.30pm – Join us at BFI Southbank
5pm – JOIN US IN LEICESTER SQUARE!!
6pm – Join us outside of Picturehouse Central, Shaftesbury Av.

Facebook event

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)