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To: Mooky Greidinger Cineworld CEO; Neil Guardhouse Picturehouse Head of Operations
Justice for Brixton Ritzy staff!
Dear Picturehouse Brixton,
We the people of Brixton demand you treat your staff with the respect they deserve.
We urge you to pay all staff the Living Wage and ensure decent employment conditions and full recognition of their right to Trade Union representation.
Until you do so, we will be calling for a community wide boycott of the Ritzy and other Picturehouse facilities.
We look forward to a positive response so we can all get back to enjoying Cineworld and Picturehouse Cinemas as soon as possible.
Why is this important?
The Ritzy Cinema is one of the iconic landmarks in Brixton, made famous by its promotion of progressive cinema and art.
However, since Autumn 2016, Picturehouse has been in dispute with its staff over payment of the Living Wage.
For a company that made profits in excess of £83.8 million in 2015 and who attempts to brand Picturehouse as an 'ethical' business, selling Fairtrade products and and hosting independent films, such treatment of staff is unacceptable.
It is with great sadness therefore that we are calling for a community boycott of Cineworld and Picturehouse Cinemas until they engage in meaningful dialogue with your staff and their representatives, ensuring decent employment conditions and full recognition of their right to Trade Union representation.
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