It was blooming freezing, but a hardy gang of Brixton Ritzy workers were steadfastly holding the line outside the cinema this afternoon.
The strike was part of what’s been described as “the largest cinema workers strike in UK history,” with workers from Hackney Picturehouse, Picturehouse Central and Crouch End Picturehouse joining the London-wide industrial action.
Here’s some photos from outside the Ritzy cinema in Windrush Square:
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)