Ritzy Cinema workers and their union BECTU are fighting for a Living Wage.

BECTU Living Wage Picturehouse Cinema
Trade unionists are being asked to sign a petition to help staff at Picturehouse cinemas get the Living Wage.Strike action by BECTU members working at the Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton last week won the Living Wage them, but people working in other cinemas will not benefit from the rise.

Now BECTU has launched a petition to put pressure on Picturehouse boss Mooky Greidinger to pay all his staff at least the Living Wage.

The petition says: “People who work in cinemas have to work long, unsociable hours for a lower rate of pay than the cinema tickets and food products that they are told to upsell”.

“Many companies are paying less than the Living Wage, and it is time to end “in-work poverty.”

In their latest accounts, the turnover at Cineword was £406m.



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