Equity supports strike at Ritzy cinema
10 April 2014
Equity’s General Secretary Christine Payne has written to the bosses of the Picturehouse chain to register the union’s support for BECTU’s strike action at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton.
She wrote: “I understand that staff at the Ritzy have voted to go on strike on Friday, 11 April as part of their campaign to receive a living wage. Equity wholeheartedly supports efforts to tackle low pay and in particular those campaigns which seek to improve working conditions in the creative industries.”
BECTU members at the venue are determined to persuade management to recognise the London Living Wage (LLW) as the minimum benchmark for earnings.
The Ritzy cinema is located in a vibrant and increasingly wealthy part of South London and staff there face all the increasing costs of living in London.
The strike action will commence at 06.00 on Friday 11 April and will run through until 03.00 on Saturday 12 April.