Things have taken a dramatic turn in the long-running Living Wage dispute at Picturehouse Cinemas, where the company has suspended six workers involved in union organising. Undeterred, workers at the Ritzy, Hackney, Central and Crouch End cinemas have been out on strike this weekend, while East Dulwich struck separately a few days earlier. More information about the company’s actions and the workers’ responses should hopefully be available soon.
In other workplace news, HSBC cleaners who’ve organised through the CAIWU, which seems to be yet another small grassroots union in the UVW/IWGB mould, will be out on strike against threatened redundancies on Tuesday 6th June, and are calling for people to join their picket lines in the morning, and help them have a big strike rally at lunchtime.
Over at the LSE, cleaners took their 6th and 7th days of strike action this week, and the latest…
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