Management agree to all the demands, strike action suspended
UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis has sent us a letter of solidarity Continue reading
There is a strike of UNISON members working in the Civic Centre on Monday 11th February. This affects two teams, Technical Services and Capital Works. Continue reading
As part of the national day of action by fast food and hospitality workers there was a large protest and picket outside of Brixton McDonalds on 4 October [Photos]
Support the Picturehouse Strikes!
Picturehouse workers are going to take strike action for over two weeks at the end of January. This is part of their campaign for the Living Wage, and also to get four colleagues re-instated who were sacked by Picturehouse for campaigning for the Living Wage. All four were trade union reps. Cineworld, who owns Picturehouse, made over £90 million profit last year, pays their Chief Executive £2.5 million a year and their directors over £1 million a year. Yet they continue to pay their workers poverty wages, and employ them with bad terms and conditions.
Picturehouse has responded to the strike by saying they will lock workers out of the Ritzy, even on days where there aren’t any strikes, to try and break the strike by denying them any wages at all. Previously they wrote to all the workers to say they would sack any workers taking strike action.
Lambeth UNISON has been a key organisation in supporting the Community Pickets outside the Ritzy cinema over the past nine months. This motion asks the AGM to support the workers in their two week strike and the strike fund that needs to raise £20,000 so workers on poverty wages can continue their strike.
The AGM resolves to:
- Contribute £750 to the strike fund.
- Continue Lambeth UNISON’s support of the Community Pickets.
- Support demonstrations and pickets by the Picturehouse workers during the two week strike.
- Support direct action taken by the community campaign to assist the striking workers.
Lambeth UNISON members were on the picketline backing up our brothers and sisters at the Ritzy Picturehouse.
There is a solidarity demo for the cinema workers fighting for a living wage on 25th February -12 noon, Leicester Square, London
Ruth Cashman, striking library worker and joint Branch Secretary, replies to Cabinet member Jane Edbrooke who accuses Lambeth UNISON of being ” engaged in a political campaign alongside libraries groups” Continue reading