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Brixton Ritzy staff in pay dispute for London Living Wage with Picturehouse Cinemas

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  2. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    Very long tradition of upper management caving when lower management won't. The latter often take it personally, the former are just looking at the figures and thinking "hmm, 30 salaries saved short term in exchange for getting slagged off left, right and centre in national newspapers by celebrities who our arty clients tend to like? Nah"
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  3. shifting gears

    shifting gears Well-Known Member

    Puts the workers' victory into an all-too-telling perspective, doesn't it?

    Nevertheless, on this occasion, clenched fists all round.
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  4. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

  5. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Got a reply today from Picturehouse director re my email about redundancy threat:

  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  7. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

  8. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member

  9. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member

    Just thought I would email one of the directors and tell him how disgusted I was with their vindictive attitude but was pleasantly surprised when I received an email back
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  10. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    My membership is up for renewal and I have just had an email exchange with the Head of Customer Relations:

  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  12. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  15. Black Halo

    Black Halo Well-Known Member

    A bit off topic but I was wondering about that, going to gig there in June but have never been.
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's ace. Like an old school well-run squat, run by volunteers. Bit of a bugger to get to though.
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  17. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Good to see the Ritzy Living Wage flag still flying at Glastonbury (spotted during PJ Harvey set).
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  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  19. aka

    aka Brixton Hill

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  20. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

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  21. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Good turnout. And a fun demo. Ritzy was closed by mge for the day.


    Stall was busy with a lot of people giving support.

  22. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

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  23. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    They have produced there own comic book:

  24. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl [Your Ad Here]

    Good for them....Apparently Hackney picture house staff are now following suit.
  25. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    I think we need more pressure on govt to up the min wage to a decent amount.
    Its a joke that they dare to call £7.20 a 'national living wage'
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  26. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I really think people should go down the Cinema Museum in Duggard Way - apart from a much more interesting choice of films you get the home-made brownies for £1.50 and other food. The infinite variety of ales @ £4 per 500mL (or lagers for £3) might compare favourably with the Ritzy - but what I liked about my visit was you paid a donation which was entirely up to you.

    I know people on this thread have concerns about exploitation and so on, but all I'm saying is the cineman Museum is very much run at the moment like the Ritzy was in the period 1977-1987. Unfortunately the museum is in a workhouse in Lambeth whereas the Ritzy had a purpose-built auditorium which now shows schlock.
  27. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    They have some interesting films, old and new on there. I went to a screening of new LGBTQ short films there a while ago. They do regular showing of old / silent films.
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    editor Taffus Maximus

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  30. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Maybe we were mostly at work?

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