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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

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  2. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

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  3. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    People might have boycott fatigue; after all, this has been dragging on for years now.
     
  4. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    The length of the boycott is having quite the opposite effect on me.
     
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  5. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Perhaps.
    It's got to make you feel shit if you're sat having a pint whilst people are protesting right by you though.
     
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  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    You've got to be a special kind of twat just to sit there laughing and drinking with your mates when the workers from the establishment you're in are right in front of you, fighting for a decent wage.
     
  7. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    'boycott fatigue' - don't you just mean they don't give give a fuck and never did?
    or do you think they used to care that people were underpaid but two years on they don't care anymore?
    or is that just how you feel?
     
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  8. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

  9. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    so what do you mean?
     
  10. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    Sorry, I misread your post.

    I mean people will often become desensitised to horrific situations if they're exposed to it often enough. Their views may not have changed. A bit how like none of us breaks down at the sight of someone living on the streets in a wealthy country such as the UK. We should; it's a terrible situation that simply should not exist. But it does. And the vast majority of us go about our lives without it actually affecting us.
     
  11. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Yes I understand the concept of compassion fatigue. But to ignore a picket line? and sit yards away from:

    Who is 'us'? speak for yourself.
     
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  12. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    This is all beside the point.

    Its a picket line. They crossed it.

    There are plenty of other places to drink in within a few minutes walk.

    So clearly they don't give a fuck .

    It's not as if they were risking there jobs if they didn't cross it. Nor is it great inconvenience to go somewhere else for a drink.
     
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  13. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The day I find myself laughing and drinking with my mates in front of a venue with a massive workers' protest going on right next to me is that day I've become an utter tosser. There's no fucking excuse for not supporting the workers in such a situation, unless you really don't give a fuck.
     
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  15. wurlycurly

    wurlycurly diss member

    Same here. I find them inspirational. They just ain't going away! Top, top effort.
     
  16. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    There is another community picket on Saturday from 4pm to 6 pm
     
  17. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  18. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member



    Strike at Ritzy from 2pm to 6pm.
     
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  19. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    how did it go?
     
  20. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I missd the one last Saturday. So don't know.

    I want to see the strike next Saturday.
     
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  21. editor

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  22. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Today 20170923_175124.jpg 20170923_175005.jpg 20170923_155952.jpg
     
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  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Huge respect to the Ritzy workers!
     
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  24. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Mark has spent months working on the PWM - Looks brilliant!
     
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  25. editor

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  26. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Forgot to post until now, but I had a frenetic phone call on Wednesday afternoon saying there was an immigration raid going on at the Ritzy - van, police, handcuffs and all.

    Anybody know anything about this? I guess the Ritzy is as likely as anywhere to employ staff without the right to work - though this is normally associated with catering establishments.
     
  27. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

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    editor Taffus Maximus

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  29. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

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  30. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Yup, not been for almost a year now.
    And cancelled my membership which is had for probably 20 years
    Missing seeing films, but worth it to be able to support the action.
    I've just not got my lazy self into gear to go elsewhere....
     
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