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16 April 2014 Easter strikes at Ritzy for London Living Wage Easter strikes at Ritzy for London Living Wage
Staff at the Ritzy cinema in South London are preparing for further strikes this Easter weekend in a bid to secure the London Living Wage.
12 April 2014 Kings Place signs agreement with BECTU Kings Place signs agreement with BECTU
Staff at Kings Place, the music and arts venue in London's Kings Cross, have new rights at work following the signing of a recognition agreement with BECTU earlier this week.
12 April 2014 Working party to address issues at BBC Religion & Ethics Working party to address issues at BBC Religion & Ethics
After a union survey of staff in the BBC's Religion and Ethics department at MediaCity last November, discussions have been on-going to set a new path for improved staff/management relations in the department. The statement below confirms the commitment of both sides to a Joint Working Party involving an independent mediator.
12 April 2014 BECTU names Ritzy strike days over Easter BECTU names Ritzy strike days over Easter
BECTU has named two further periods of strike action at the Ritzy cinema over Easter after an 18-hour strike yesterday (Friday 11 April) forced management to close the venue for the day.
11 April 2014 Solid strike forces Ritzy to close its doors Solid strike forces Ritzy to close its doors
Massive support from union members for strike action at Brixton's Ritzy cinema has forced management to abandon trading today.
10 April 2014 Ritzy cinema workers strike for London Living Wage Ritzy cinema workers strike for London Living Wage
BECTU members at London's Ritzy cinema are to take strike action tomorrow, Friday 11 April, in pursuit of the London Living Wage. A press release follows.
8 April 2014 Costume ReUnion Social, Saturday 26 April Costume ReUnion Social, Saturday 26 April
Following last summer's hugely successful gathering and recruitment drive, BECTU's Costume branch will be holding another on Saturday 26 April 2014 at The Elixir Bar, 162 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BL.(Between Cranleigh St & Aldenham St).
3 April 2014 March with BECTU on May Day 2014 March with BECTU on May Day 2014
The BECTU banner will be on parade in London on Thursday 1 May to mark the annual May Day celebrations of trade unionism and international solidarity.
3 April 2014 Ritzy members name first strike date Ritzy members name first strike date
BECTU members at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton, part of the Picturehouse chain, are to take strike action in a week's time on Friday 11 April.
31 March 2014 Ritzy members post strong vote for strike action Ritzy members post strong vote for strike action
BECTU members at the Ritzy Cinema have voted overwhelming today (Monday 31 March) for strike action over pay.

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