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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. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    I can't believe how long this has been going on without resolution. The workers must be losing shit loads of income through the continuing strikes :(
     
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  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They're heroes in my book and worthy of better support from the community.
     
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    editor Taffus Maximus

  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  5. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Interesting (to me at least) that Ritzy-owner Cineworld is now pissing off investors by making a rights issue - asking shareholders to stump up a massive £2.7 million to pay to buy Regal Cinemas of the USA.

    The boss of Jupiter Asset Management said: “[Cineworld is] diluting all our growth to put a large amount of money into the most mature market in the world with tired assets."
    Cineworld’s blockbuster £2.7bn Regal takeover deal attacked

    Nice to see the Marxists and Capitalists are in agreement on this one!
     
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  6. aka

    aka Brixton Hill

    2.7 billion :) with £1.7 billion from the rights issue - which implies they have a lot of cash or will also load up on debt as well.
     
  7. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    You may be right.
    According to the FT financials their debt to capital ration was 32% in 2016 - which implies they are increasing the debt rather than paying from surplus cash.

    Can you interpret this? Cineworld Group PLC, CINE:LSE financials - FT.com
     
  8. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Just wrote to Ritzy to explain that I wouldn't be renewing my membership or visiting the cinema until they agreed terms with the strikers (membership was up for renewal).
     
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  9. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    I did the same at Hackney PH some time ago. Never got any reply...
     
  10. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Just got an instant reply! Correspondence below:

     
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  11. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Hopefully one they prepared earlier due to lots of people doing the same thing...
     
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  12. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    I did this about 6 months ago. Called and spoke to them. They were not even bothered. Then got the stock email about all the benefits their workers enjoy, like....20% off food, free tea and the chance to watch films for free. I replied pointing out that this doesn't really help pay the bills....

    Been a member for 20 years....
     
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  13. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Excellent email. Particularly adding in about reinstating sacked reps.
     
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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Good for you, mate. :thumbs:
     
  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    This James VanDyke chap seems a charmer

     
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  16. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Just to put some perspective in, over at HQ. This was in City AM today. cineworld.jpg
     
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  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    editor Taffus Maximus

  19. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    There was a 'Will you marry me' on the billboard tonight. I hope Alexia is ok with Union busting.......
     
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  20. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    Exactly what I thought. Ha ha.
     
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Most people don't give a shit about the dispute or showing solidarity with the workers. There's still tons of people happy to spend their money there.
     
  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    editor Taffus Maximus

  24. Glads-town

    Glads-town Member

    Wow on Black Panther opening week! Shamed to say now I’m listening. Good luck to you it horrible what these large organisations feel they can get away with. What was the outcome of the employment tribunals? I’m at the start of that process myself (very stressful) and would imaging that the sacked Ritzy union reps would be concluding theirs by now?
     
  25. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    Are they open though?
     
  26. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Hopefully not.
     
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    No. They're closed because the workers are on strike.
     
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  28. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Just met a friend who was off to meet another friend in the bar of PH Central. Explained I was boycotting PH (we've actually discussed this before) and she said 'but surely the bar doesn't count?' She's also a union rep. :facepalm: I despair (and am on the bus home).
     
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  29. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    How about Clapham?
     
  30. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    It's Ritzy, Hackney, Crouch End, East Dulwich and Picture House central that are going on strike.

    Management usually close Ritzy on strike days. But I've seen PictureHouse central open on strike days.

    Clapham isn't part of the strike.

    Bectu are calling for boycott of all PictureHouse cinemas.
     

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