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Ritzy cinema workers face new attack

Issue No. 2427

Picturehouse bosses plan to cut jobs by a quarter at their flagship south London Ritzy cinema.

Furious workers say this goes against an agreement reached between their Bectu union, the firm and the Acas conciliation service after almost six months of strikes.

Bectu members voted to accept a deal that fell short of their demand for the London Living Wage of £8.80 an hour but equated to a 26 percent pay rise.

Workers have called on supporters to express their disgust with company directors.

Strikes forced bosses to pay more than they wanted to. More can stop them in their tracks.

West End workers reject pay offer

Some 98 percent of Bectu union members in London’s West End theatres have voted to reject a below-inflation 1.8 percent pay offer.

The union is threatening industrial action.

Bectu wants a 6 percent rise and agreement on the introduction of the London Living Wage.

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Tue 28 Oct 2014, 17:28 GMT
Issue No. 2427
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