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

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

  1. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    Cool cheers
     
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  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Hackney Picturehouse was open last night but there was a lively picket and a good response from passersby and punters.
     
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  3. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Actually here we go, from the London Anarchist Communists site:

    RItzy Cinema Workers Strike

    There's a week of strikes and pickets coming up at the Picturehouse Cinemas in London:

    Picket lines -
    • Saturday 17th: Hackney Picturehouse (17.30-20.30)
    • Sunday 18th: Picturehouse Central (17.30-20.30)
    • Monday 19th: DEMO at Picturehouse Head Office, Orange St (11.30-14.30)
    • Tuesday 20th: East Dulwich Picturehouse (10.45-14.00)
    • Wednesday 21st: Crouch End Picturehouse (17.30-20.30)
    • Thursday 22nd: Ritzy (17.30-20.30)
    • Friday 23rd: Picturehouse Central (17.30-20.30)

    Please support the pickets and don't cross the picket lines
     
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Dog friendly screening. Jeez.

     
  8. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    I really can't see why you'd want to take your dog to the cinema... If it was an assistance animal yes, but surely they'd always be allowed.
     
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  9. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Dog wankers
     
  10. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    I have a dog. I love her dearly but there is no fucking way I’d take her to the cinema. I can’t think of anything worse :D
     
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  11. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

    The tribunal for the sacked reps starts on Monday and is scheduled to finish on Thursday. Members of the public can usually spectate at tribunals. I suppose this one will probably be in Croydon, like the one before, at the London South Employment Tribunal. The judgement for the one before is online - quite interesting. https://assets.publishing.service.g...td_2301537-2017_and_others_Interim_Relief.pdf The reps were sacked because they were sent an email describing a cyber-picket of the cinemas, in which ticket sales are prevented by activists who put all the tickets in their shopping baskets but don't buy them. Picturehouse says that such a picket is illegal and the reps should have reported the email to management. They didn't, so they were sacked.
     
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  12. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin Banned

    That feels quite underhand, blocking ticket sales in that way. I'm surprised though as most ticket selling sites only hold them for a few mins.
     
  13. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Why do you think it "underhand" to do this? They are supporting people trying to get Living Wage. I don't see that as being "underhand".
     
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  14. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Do you not think that sacking Union reps is "underhand" of Cineworld?
     
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  15. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    It’s certainly not very professional is it.
     
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  16. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Bollocks. Why should they?
     
  17. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    These people are fighting for the living wage against a large powerful company.

    So you disapprove of "cyber picketing"? I think it's rather clever use of internet.

    It's new to me

    An issue appears to be under legislation that its possibly "unlawful" for union to encourage members of public to do this.
     
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  18. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    It's different from forming a picket line. People have the choice to cross it or not.
    By taking all the tickets online, people no are not given choice.
     
  19. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Good.
     
  20. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    indeed.
     
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The kind of cunt who goes ahead and books a ticket at a venue where there's a widely publicised boycott taking place doesn't deserve any tickets in the first place.
     
  22. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    I'd agree that they be a cunt.
    But they should still be able to choose to be one :D
     
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  23. hungry_squirrel

    hungry_squirrel Well-Known Member

    Stop being so sanctimonious for one minute, Editor. It's attitudes like yours that make people less likely to listen to the argument.
     
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  24. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Thinking on it this is not a cyber picket. It's more like an internet "denial of service attack" . Given that Cineworld/ Picturehouse are refusing to pay living wage it's ok attempt to do this imo. Its an economic attack on there business.
     
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's my opinion. I don't post it to change anyone's mind, least of all the kind of cunts who think it's OK to regularly break a workers' boycott.

    So sorry if it offends you.
     
  26. hungry_squirrel

    hungry_squirrel Well-Known Member

    Sounds a bit dickish, but each to their own.
     
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  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Moving on from the tedious personal sideswipes, Back on topic there's a demo tonight at 5.30pm.
    I'll add some detail on Buzz shortly.
     
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  30. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    So you think the company was right to sack them? And that they shouldn't be reinstated?
     
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