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Reports round-up - Council workers win the London Living Wage

Reports round-up - Council workers win the London Living Wage Workers at Kensington and Chelsea council celebrated winning their demand of the London Living Wage of £10.20 an hour last week.

Reports round-up: Ambulance strike, Oil walkouts, Living Wage strikes and more

Reports round-up: Ambulance strike, Oil walkouts, Living Wage strikes and more Chagossians—people exiled from their homes on the island of Chagos in 1966—held a two-day protest in Trafalgar Square last weekend (see above).

Picturehouse workers strike for 50th time in pay fight

Picturehouse workers strike for 50th time in pay fight Workers at five Picturehouse cinemas across London walked out yesterday, Friday, in the fiftieth strike of their long-running dispute.

Joint cinema workers' strike called after Ritzy workers walk out

Joint cinema workers strike called after Ritzy workers walk out Striking workers at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton, south London, marched to the BFI London film festival in Leicester Square on Thursday of last week.

Bosses plan minimum wage robbery

Bosses plan minimum wage robbery The Tories’ “living wage”, introduced this week, is a con. It’s only £7.20 an hour, applies only to over-25s—and scheming bosses plan to offset a higher hourly rate with cuts elsewhere.

News round-up

News shorts from the week including rich gifts to the Tories, Tory gifts to the rich, Tory attacks on workers' pay and disabled people's benefits

Ritzy in job losses U-turn

04 November 2014
Bosses at Picturehouse cinemas announced last week “there will be no redundancies at this time” at the Ritzy. The U-turn came less than a week after it said it planned to sack 34 workers at the south London cinema.

Strikes got Ritzy workers new offer—now calling more can win full demands

05 August 2014
Workers at the Ritzy Picturehouse cinema in Brixton, south London have forced an improved pay offer from their bosses.The offer comes after eleven strikes this year demanding the London Living Wage of £8.80 an hour. 

Strikers shut Ritzy cinema as union puts in new claim

27 May 2014
Cinema workers at the Ritzy Picturehouse in south London struck for the fifth day in six weeks on Wednesday of last week. 

News round-up

20 May 2014
Brief news shorts on a swindling academy school head, abuse at Yarls Wood refugee prison, the IPCC, and SNP government voting down the living wage

Brixton Ritzy cinema staff strike for London Living Wage

15 April 2014
Striking workers shut down Picturehouse’s Ritzy cinema in Brixton, south London, on Friday of last week. 

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