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Sacked union reps (l-r)Tom McKain, Marc Cowan and Natalie Parsons outside the Ritzy in Brixton

Brixton Ritzy told it must reinstate sacked living wage campaigners

TWO staff members at Brixton's Ritzy cinema who were sacked for organising the campaign of strikes for a living wage have won their jobs...
Sacked union reps (l-r)Tom McKain, Marc Cowan and Natalie Parsons outside the Ritzy in Brixton

Ritzy union reps were unfairly dismissed

  Union representatives at Brixton’s Ritzy Cinema were unfairly dismissed, an employment tribunal has ruled. Workers at the Ritzy have been campaigning over several years to...
Ritzy living wage campaign placards

Corbyn pledges support for Brixton Ritzy strikers

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged solidarity with members of the BECTU union on strike at Picturehouse cinemas, including Brixton’s Ritzy, today (8 March). “I fully...
Ritzy workers' banner at the 2016 Lambeth Country Show

Ritzy workers plan week-long strike

Workers campaigning to be paid the London Living Wage at Brixton’s Ritzy cinema will join other Picturehouse chain employees in a week of action...
Ritzy workers in Windrush Square at the weekend

Ritzy fund soars in response to management threats

Management at Brixton’s Ritzy cinema has escalated the nationally important dispute there by threatening to lock out workers campaigning to be paid the official...
Supporters of the Ritzy strikers brave the cold to picket the cinema urging potential patrons to back the boycott

Ritzy workers start new strike tonight

Workers at Brixton’s Ritzy cinema will today (13 December) began another session of strikes in their campaign for the London Living Wage of £10.20...
Ritzy living wage campaign placards

Ritzy owner to spend £2.7 billion, but will not pay living wage

Cinema operator Cineworld, the ultimate owner of Brixton’s Ritzy, while refusing to pay staff there the London Living Wage, is planning to spend £2.7 billion...
Ritzy workers in Windrush Square at the weekend

Boost for Ritzy Picturehouse living wage campaign

The campaign for a living wage for workers in the Picturehouse cinema chain received a boost last night when Lewisham council chose the Curzon...
Ritzy strike 5 November 2017

Ritzy campaigners back on strike

Ritzy living wage campaigners and supporters rallied outside the cinema this afternoon (5 November) as the start of Living Wage Week. Gerry Morrissey, leader of...
Ritzy living wage campaign placards

Brixton’s Ritzy once more at centre of Living Wage campaign

Workers at Brixton’s Ritzy cinema will demonstrate on Windrush Square today (5 November) and tomorrow join the biggest strike in the history of British...

Brixton Ritzy living wage campaigners strike again

Brixton’s Ritzy workers were back on strike today (23 September) as they clocked up a year of campaigning for the London living wage. They and...
Ritzy strike banner

Ritzy workers vote for renewed strikes

Workers at Brixton's Ritzy cinema and others campaigning for the living wage at in the Picturehouse chain venues have defied attempts to "grind them...

Ritzy strikers close cinema again as key dates approach

Brixton's Ritzy cinema was closed yesterday and will be again today (5 August) as its staff continue their fight to be paid the London...
Dispossession film icon

Ritzy campaigners say housing crisis film showing ‘positive’

Workers at Brixton Ritzy cinema, whose long-running campaign to be paid the London Living wage has attracted national attention, have agreed to view in...
Ritzy staff protesting in Windrush Square after the sackings were announced

MPs ‘extremely concerned’ over Ritzy sackings

Seven MPs have written to The Guardian expressing “extreme concern” at alleged victimisation of trade union reps at Brixton’s Ritzy Cinema. They include local MP...
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Ritzy staff demonstrate after three union reps are sacked

Staff at the Ritzy cinema demonstrated in Windrush Square at 6pm today (16 June) to protest the sacking of three union representatives at the...

Cultural Archives get £200,000 government grant

Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives is to get £200,000 from central government to secure its “immediate future”, Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright announced today (13 December). He...

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Cultural Archives get £200,000 government grant

Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives is to get £200,000 from central government to secure its “immediate future”, Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright announced today (13 December). He...
Mayor Christopher Wellbelove

Christmas comes to Brixton