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Tweet for fairer pay at Picturehouse Cinemas

After a long and hard fought campaign last year for the living wage, staff at Brixton's Ritzy cinema (part of the Picturehouse chain) and their union BECTU got their employer to make a significant increase to their very low wages. But Picturehouse refused to extend the pay rise to other staff in the chain.

Picturehouse Cinemas is a profitable company, owned by the wealthy Cineworld multinational. They can well afford the costs of paying their dedicated staff more fairly.

Fair Pay Fortnight - 16 Feb to 1 March 2015 - is an ideal opportunity to build onthis important campaign, and to support workers across Britain's increasingly low paid and low security services sector.

We know that Picturehouse is worried about customer pressure. The chain has many long term users and members who have already left them over this issue or expressed their concern. One way we can add to the pressure is to get messages sent to them on Twitter. They will be mindful that comments will be visible to thousands of potential customers whom they'd rather keep in the dark about their refusal to pay their staff a living wage.

You can help: Tweet your local Picturehouse now

Find your nearest branch in the list below (alphabetically by town). Click the buttons to open a tweet window with a suggested text. You can just use the suggested text if you're in a hurry (every bit helps!) but it will be more effective if you're able to write your own.

Bath Little Theatre Cinema

@LittleTheatreUK

Bradford at NMM

@MediaMuseumPH

Brighton Duke's At Komedia

@dukesatkomedia

Brighton Duke of York's

@DukeofYorks

Cambridge Arts

@CamPicturehouse

Edinburgh Cameo

@CameoCinema

Exeter

@exepicturehouse

Henley-on-Thames Regal

@RegalPH

Liverpool at FACT

@FACT_cinema

London Brixton Ritzy

@RitzyCinema

London Central

@CentralPictureH

London Clapham

@ClaphamPH

London East Dulwich

@EastDulwichPH

London Gate

@GateCinema

London Greenwich

@GreenwichPH

London Hackney

@HackneyPH

London Stratford East

@SEPicturehouse

Norwich Cinema City

@CinemaCityNrw

Oxford Phoenix

@PhoenixPH

Southampton Harbour Lights

@HarbourLightsPH

Stratford-upon-Avon

@suaPicturehouse

York City Screen Picturehouse

@CityScreenYork

Picturehouses Head Office

@Picturehouses

Here's a bit more background on the situation in Picturehouses that may be helpful if you are unfamiliar with the issues.

And if you didn't sign BECTU's petition yet, please do so!

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