Socialist Worker

Picturehouse cinema strikes are just the ticket

by Alistair Farrow
Issue No. 2579

Pickets in Hackney, east London

Pickets in Hackney, east London (Pic: Gareth Jenkins)

Workers at five Picturehouse cinemas in London struck on Sunday and Monday. They are fighting for demands including the Living Wage, maternity pay, paternity pay and sick pay.

The strikes were timed to highlight the release of the Living Wage Foundation’s new recommendations on pay—£10.20 an hour in London and £8.75 outside London.

The workers are in the Bectu section of the Prospect union.

“We hope to get the message out that the Living Wage Foundation is doing great work but the amount workers are getting is still not enough,” rep Agata told Socialist Worker.

But building and spreading the strikes remains the key to beating the bosses.

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