spotCampaigns

spotOrganisations

spotArguments for socialism

spotPeople

spotInternational

spotEvents

spotAround the UK


All keywords


All Organisations subcategories:

Art

* Commercial

Committee for a Workers International

Government

Labour Party

Left and radical

Media

Nationalist and National Liberation

Pro capitalist and Imperialist

Religious

Social Networks

Socialist Party

Sport

Trade Union

Transport

Voluntary & non-profit


Commercial keywords:

A4e (9)

Agricultural (8)

Amazon (26)

Arriva Rail North (12)

Art (59)

Asda (9)

Atos (12)

BAE (8)

BP (50)

Balfour Beatty (23)

Bombardier (10)

Care UK (9)

City Link (9)

Coca-cola (5)

Conocophillips (6)

Coryton (7)

Crown (12)

DLR (9)

Drug companies (18)

EDF Energy (12)

East Coast mainline (3)

Fannie Mae (1)

Ferries (10)

Finance (48)

First Bus (11)

First Great Western (5)

Freddie Mac (1)

G4s (15)

Gama (5)

Glencore (2)

HSBC (13)

Hovis (12)

ICL Plastics (2)

Jet (6)

Jet (6)

John Lewis (5)

Kone (6)

Lloyds (3)

McDonalds (22)

McDonalds (22)

Media (137)

Medirest (12)

Merseyrail (27)

Mmp (6)

Morrisons (9)

National Express (9)

News International (34)

Northern Rock (34)

Picturehouse (6)

Press (69)

Print (9)

RBS (18)

Rail (319)

Remploy (51)

Retail (67)

Rolls Royce (9)

Rural (7)

Shipbuilding (7)

Shipping (3)

St Mungos (2)

St Mungos Broadway (4)

Tesco (78)

Thera (5)

Trains (80)

Tyneside Safety Glass (5)

Uber (15)

Ucs (1)

Unilever (15)

Virgin (31)

Winterbourne (3)

WorldCom (2)

Picturehouse


Highlight keywords  |Print this articlePrint this article
From: The Socialist issue 970, 8 November 2017: 'Paradise' for billionaires, austerity for us

Search site for keywords: Picturehouse - Strike - Union - Hackney - Bectu

Picturehouse strike: "evil corporations are evil"

Picturehouse strikers and supporters, Central London, 25.2.17, photo Clare Doyle

Picturehouse strikers and supporters, Central London, 25.2.17, photo Clare Doyle   (Click to enlarge)

Hackney Picturehouse was on strike alongside Crouch End, Ritzy, Dulwich, and Central on Monday 6 November for the London Living Wage, sick and maternity pay and trade union recognition. The dispute has now lasted over a year with the number of strike days adding up to at least one month.

During the strike eight workers have been sacked, including five reps. Little wonder then that one worker commented "evil corporations are evil". Last year Cineworld, the parent company, made over 93 million profit.

According to pickets Picturehouse has not replaced anyone who has recently left - putting more workload on those left behind.

They have done this partly to stop new starters joining the union as an attempt to weaken the union.

One new development which could completely expose Picturehouse to ridicule and embarrassment is that the previously stooge Staff Forum has rebelled, with a Bectu union rep elected as president.

There will now be elections in December for all the executive committee positions and if union supporters win most of these, this would remove the fig leaf that management have been using to prevent trade union recognition, and accepting the workers' demands.

Brian Debus, Hackney Socialist Party






Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 079 8202 1969

East Mids: 077 3797 8057

London: 07748 534 891

North East: 078 4114 4890

North West 079 5437 6096

South West: 077 5979 6478

Southern: 078 3368 1910

Wales: 079 3539 1947

West Mids: 024 7655 5620

Yorkshire: 077 0671 0041

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999