Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 12, 2014.
Hackney Picturehouse was open last night but there was a lively picket and a good response from passersby and punters.
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
Up the workers! Support the strike and boycott the Ritzy!
Brixton Ritzy remains closed until 24th February as workers’ strike holds firm
Boycott action this Friday.
Jeremy Corbyn offers solidarity with striking workers and calls on Picturehouse to reinstate sacked Ritzy union reps
If the Picturehouse strikers’ demands were met, women would benefit
Dog friendly screening. Jeez.
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.
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
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.
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.
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".
Do you not think that sacking Union reps is "underhand" of Cineworld?
It’s certainly not very professional is it.
Bollocks. Why should they?
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.
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.
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.
I'd agree that they be a cunt.
But they should still be able to choose to be one
Stop being so sanctimonious for one minute, Editor. It's attitudes like yours that make people less likely to listen to the argument.
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.
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.
Sounds a bit dickish, but each to their own.
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.
Anyone coming along to support the workers tonight?
Tonight: Reinstate The Reps demo at the Brixton Ritzy, 5,30pm, Tues 13th Mar
Happening now. Come along and support them!
In photos: Reinstate The Brixton Ritzy Reps demo in Windrush Square, Tues 13th March
So you think the company was right to sack them? And that they shouldn't be reinstated?
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