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The Socialist 30 July 2014

No More Carnage in Gaza

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No more carnage in Gaza - Mass struggle to end the siege - Stop Israeli state terror

Gaza in crisis - Mass action needed to stop bloodshed

Thousands march against slaughter in Gaza


WW1 - 100 years since the great slaughter


Obituary: Dave Boyes

Socialism 2014: Ideas to change the world

Socialist Party news


Economic recovery - so where's our share-out?

Student loan sell-off plan scrapped

More police spying revelations

Miliband needs a makeover... ...of his party and his politics

Them & Us


10/hr Now! Because the bills keep coming and the rent won't wait!

Tolpuddle martyrs rally

And now for something completely different... a barricaded cinema

Hackney tenants get organised

Solidarity with Birmingham student occupiers

Southampton: Channel 4's Immigration Street condemned

Rugby League: Have Featherstone fans got their club back?


Passport Office strikes for jobs and decent pay

Reinstate Bryan Kennedy

The games that Glasgow Labour plays

Doncaster Care UK workers striking for 2 weeks

Workplace news in brief

 
 
 
 

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And now for something completely different... a barricaded cinema

James Ivens

Pickets at Ritzy Picturehouse in south London were faced by corrugated metal walls during their last strike. Management at the Brixton cinema erected barriers outside the live screening of sketch troupe Monty Python's reunion gig on Sunday 20 July.

Members of entertainment union Bectu, currently paid 7.53 an hour, have been campaigning for the London Living Wage. The last strike was their eleventh day of action to win the 8.80 rate.

Previously, Picturehouse management has habitually closed the cinema on strike days. The Python live stream marked the first time outside workers were brought in to break the strike. Reps organised a peaceful mass picket to disrupt the event.

Several ticket-holders reportedly handed back stubs and demanded refunds. Terry Jones, a surviving member of Monty Python, also urged his audience not to cross the picket line in a tweet.

One rep summed up management's attitude as "bitter and childish".

Bectu members have had success in using other strike days to build the union in nearby Picturehouse branches. Spreading the dispute would be a major step forward for the campaign. Workers have also called for a national boycott of Picturehouse.


In this issue


Middle East

No more carnage in Gaza - Mass struggle to end the siege - Stop Israeli state terror

Gaza in crisis - Mass action needed to stop bloodshed

Thousands march against slaughter in Gaza


Socialist Party feature

WW1 - 100 years since the great slaughter


Socialist Party

Obituary: Dave Boyes

Socialism 2014: Ideas to change the world

Socialist Party news


Socialist Party news and analysis

Economic recovery - so where's our share-out?

Student loan sell-off plan scrapped

More police spying revelations

Miliband needs a makeover... ...of his party and his politics

Them & Us


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

10/hr Now! Because the bills keep coming and the rent won't wait!

Tolpuddle martyrs rally

And now for something completely different... a barricaded cinema

Hackney tenants get organised

Solidarity with Birmingham student occupiers

Southampton: Channel 4's Immigration Street condemned

Rugby League: Have Featherstone fans got their club back?


Socialist Party workplace news

Passport Office strikes for jobs and decent pay

Reinstate Bryan Kennedy

The games that Glasgow Labour plays

Doncaster Care UK workers striking for 2 weeks

Workplace news in brief


 

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