In June, we held a fundraiser for the Picturehouse and New City College Strike funds raising £400. While the New City College dispute has been resolved with workers getting important concessions from management, the Picturehouse dispute continues. Here’s a message from their workers about how you can support them:
Workers at our cinema AREN’T ALLOWED TO DRINK WATER on shift! Even in this weather.
On several occasions colleagues have been told off for “drinking in customer facing areas”.
When your work is front of house so is always “customer facing”, you can appreciate how insane a rule it is. Especially as this is one of multiple draconian measures that seem to only be enforced at striking sites.
Staff have to hide glasses of water from managers during shifts.
Email our bosses at showing how much you disapprove of their practices: