Cinema workers’ pay campaign reaches East Dulwich

Written by on 15 April, 2017 in Campaigns, News - 2 Comments
Supporters cheered the pickets on from the other side of the road

Supporters cheered the pickets on from the other side of the road

The gelaterias, boulangeries and French wine shops of East Dulwich echoed to chants of “The workers united will never be defeated”, as staff at a second local Picturehouse cinema joined the campaign for a living wage.

Backed by an array of political and community groups – and trade union solidarity in the form of a flag from the actors’ union Equity – strikers from the East Dulwich Picturehouse leafleted passers-by and cheered the honks of passing supporters.

They had walked out to be greeted by colleagues and workers from other London Picturehouse cinemas.

The campaign by members of the cinema workers’ BECTU section of the trade union Prospect began at Brixton’s Ritzy cinema in 2014.

Their strikes and the call for a boycott of cinemas belonging to Picturehouse and its owners Cineworld are backed by many stars.

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The big boycott banner

The big boycott banner


Greeting the strikers leaving the cinema

Greeting the strikers leaving the cinema


Solidarity from the actors' trade union Equity

Solidarity from the actors’ trade union Equity


Leafletting passers-by

Leafletting passers-by

About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

2 Comments on "Cinema workers’ pay campaign reaches East Dulwich"

  1. Guy Smallman 17 April, 2017 at 9:33 am ·

    I tweeted about the childish attempts by manager to intimidate the strikers and their supporters:

  2. Dillon 15 April, 2017 at 5:19 pm ·

    Virtually the same article as 48hrs ago. Please report news and stop campaigning just because you’re sympathetic.

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