Crouch End Picturehouse staff demand living wage

Ham & High reports

A petition has been launched by cinema workers in Crouch End demanding they are paid a living wage ahead of a strike this weekend.

Crouch End Picturehouse have launched a petition and striking asking for a living wageCrouch End Picturehouse have launched a petition and striking asking for a living wage.

The “Crouch End Picturehouse, pay your staff a living wage” petition is being sent to Mooky Greidinger, the ceo of Cineworld which owns the Picturehouse group and has currently gained more than 700 signatures.

They have joined the campaign which is being coordinated by Bectu, the media and entertainment workers union, for cinema staff from different Picturehouse sites. Workers, who in Crouch End are paid £9.05 an hour, are demanding a minimum of £9.75 an hour.

Staff will be taking strike action on March 18 in Brighton as they join colleagues from other Cineworld cinemas. This action follows a picket outside the cinema in Tottenham Lane last month.