Management at Brixton’s Ritzy cinema has escalated the nationally important dispute there by threatening to lock out workers campaigning to be paid the official living wage. When the Ritzy workers’ union BECTU gave official notification of strikes to back the campaign beginning on Saturday (20 January) it says that Picturehouse, the owner of the Ritzy and other cinemas, told it that the cinema would close for two weeks. Management has already sacked four union representatives from the Ritzy.
Club 414 proprietors Louise Barron and Tony Pommell have, at last, something to celebrate in their seemingly continual struggle to keep alive a venue that means so much to Brixton. Lambeth council has designated the Coldharbour Lane club an “asset of community value”. The move is more than mere words and less than a watertight guarantee of a secure future. It means that it would probably be harder to obtain planning permission for a change of use for the premises housing the club.
Friends of Brockwell Park (FOBP) is “incensed” over a leaflet distributed to people living near the park by the organisers of the planned Lovebox event there. It said the leaflet contains a “clear – and false – implication” that FOBP had accepted donations from the organisers and backed the controversial festival. “Nothing could be further from the truth, as Lovebox is well aware,” it said.
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