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Bectu trade union – ‘Creatives back call for Picturehouse living wage boycott’

www.bectu.org.uk/news/2692 Creatives back call for Picturehouse living wage boycott Creatives back call for Picturehouse living wage boycott Members at the Duke of York’s in Brighton received massive support when they staged their first strike. 23 March 2017 Low paid workers fighting for the Living Wage at Picturehouse cinemas have received a great boost to their campaign. Their call for a boycott of the Picturehouse circuit, owned by Cineworld, has won the backing of leading creatives at home and abroad. US actor and activist, Susan Sarandon and actor and theatre director Sir Mark Rylance, are just two stellar names on a list of influential, respected and much loved creators calling on Cineworld to pay their staff the Living Wage. Last Saturday (18 March 2017) BECTU members at the Duke of York’s in Brighton staged their first ever strike in support of the campaign. Staff at five venues – the Brixton Ritzy, and Picturehouses in Hackney, Central London, Crouch End and Brighton – are now party to a campaign of industrial action, determined to rouse Cineworld management from their stupor, as the strikes continue and the company’s own customers post on social media pledging not to renew their memberships until there is agreement to pay the Living Wage. List of leading supporters The growing number of creatives backing the call for a boycott include: Elizabeth Berrington Jo Brand Marc Cousins Richard...

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Brighton Cuba Solidarity Campaign statement about showing Cuban film

Brighton Cuba Solidarity Campaign will not be supporting or promoting the Cuban film ‘Last Days in Havana’ due to be shown at the Duke of Yorks Cinema Brighton on September 10th. As you may be aware, BECTU, the union representing workers at the Picture Houses and Cineworld chains has called for a boycott of these cinemas in support of workers who have been striking for the living wage. Please find attached BECTU’s statement on this...

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LETTER ON FIDEL CASTRO TO THE ARGUS

LETTER  ON FIDEL CASTRO TO THE EDITOR, THE ARGUS NEWSPAPER,  BRIGHTON. From Pauline Fraser Letter to the Editor. Richard J Szypulski writes in Tuesday’s letter to the Argus doubting Fidel Castro was a hero. Fidel Castro prioritised the needs of the Cuban people, mainly workers and peasants  and not the interests of the owners of capital. And what a life well lived ! At 90 years young he led and defended a revolution and a society which prioritised free education and health services for all, thus greatly raising Cubans’ standard of living. Faced with the US blockade and US...

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FIDEL CASTRO – LEADER OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTION

Our hearts are heavy with the passing of Comandante Fidel Castro Ruz. His prophetic and revolutionary vision led Cuba through its most difficult moments and inspired millions around the world in the struggle for true peace with justice. Hasta Siempre Comandante...

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OUR SOLIDARITY PROJECTS IN TRINIDAD, CUBA

During the last five years we have taken on two projects in Trinidad, Cuba. In conjunction with the ICAP ( The Cuban Institute for friendship with people ) and Amistur, two Cuban groups which work on international solidarity projects with other countries,  we have been supporting the  work of the maternity home and the elderly peoples day centre in Trinidad, a small town on the south coast in Cuba. Although the medical and social care programmes in Cuba are a beacon of good practice  for the whole world, the US blockade of Cuba has resulted in a severe shortage of...

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