29 July: National day of action!
SATURDAY 29 JULY – Facebook event here
Cineworld is one of the world’s biggest cinema chains, which made over £90 million in post-tax profit last year. Workers at several Picturehouse cinemas, part of a chain owned by Cineworld, have been striking to win the London Living Wage of £9.75/hour, decent sick pay, company maternity/paternity pay and union recogntion, among other demands.
As supporters of the strikes, we’re calling a day of action in solidarity with the workers, to demand:
* Living wages now!
* Recognise the union
* Stop union-busting: reinstate the sacked reps
We’re calling on activists to leaflet both outside (customers) and inside (workers) your local Picturehouse and Cineworld sites. Specific leaflets will be available to download and print from this website.
Picturehouse workers have called a boycott of all sites, so you can make customers aware of this and encourage them to take their business elsewhere until Cineworld/Picturehouse pays a Living Wage and stops union busting.
If there are lots of you, you can have a big, noisy presence with placards and flags. But even if there’s only two of you, leafleting customers, passersby, and workers inside the cinema, and taking a photo outside with posters/placards supporting the strike, will still be a valuable and worthwhile activity.
We encourage anyone organising an action to (subtly) go into the cinema first and leaflet all the workers you can find, before starting leafleting outside.
We’d like anyone who does an action to take a photo of it; post them here, and twe et them with the hashtag #PHDayOfAction, tagging the following accounts:
We welcome support for this callout from trade union branches, local Labour Parties, Momentum groups, socialist and anarchist organisations, and other left-wing and radical campaigning groups. If your local group sets up an event as part of this day of action, post a link here and let us know.