Workers at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton have mounted a strong campaign to get a living wage from their employer. The owner of the cinema, Picturehouse, owns a chain of others around the country, including the Little Theatre in Bath. The director Ken Loach has expressed his support for the workers at the Ritzy, and as a result Picturehouse have refused to host his latest film at Bath’s Little Theatre. I have already sent a short email to the Little Theatre expressing disappointment at this behaviour and would encourage you to do the same if you have a spare minute.
I’ve lived in Bath for around ten years and have always been a regular at the Little. This story (http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/Ken-Loach-s-sadness-Bath-s-Little-Theatre-owners/story-21115486-detail/story.html) saddened me greatly and it is with a heavy heart that I must pledge to not step foot in the cinema again until the Picturehouse staff at the Ritzy are paid a living wage as they reasonably demand. Should your own staff start a campaign to also earn a living wage I will of course come to stand in solidarity with them as will many of my colleagues.
You can also…
- Write on Picturehouse’s Facebook page here:https://www.facebook.com/picturehouses?fref=ts
- Email their HQ here: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone them here: 020 7734 4342
More info about the campaign at the Ritzy here: https://www.facebook.com/RitzyLivingWage and here: http://www.standard.co.uk/business/business-news/striking-ritzy-workers-warn-picturehouse-boycott-could-go-national-9417854.html