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More strikes at Picturehouse this Friday 7 July

Union members at six Picturehouse venues are involved in a long campaign for the Living Wage.

3 July 2017

BECTU members at five London sites will strike again this Friday 7 July as their battle to secure the Living Wage intensifies.

Union members at the Ritzy in Brixton and at the Hackney Picturehouse, Picturehouse Central and East Dulwich Picturehouse will down tools from 3pm in a strike which will run until 5am on Saturday 8 July.

Members on strike will travel to the Crouch End Picturehouse where members there will be on strike from 5pm for 12 hours. The picket line at the Crouch End venue will run alongside a demonstration with guest speakers. 

Tribunal hearing

This Friday's strike comes ahead of the interim relief hearing in the Employment Tribunals in Croydon on Monday 10 July which will consider the circumstances of the dismissal of three BECTU representatives at the Ritzy cinema on 14 June.

Several Labour Party MPs expressed their support for the dismissed workers in a letter to the Guardian which urged Picturehouse management to talk to BECTU representatives to resolve the long-running dispute. 

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