Ritzy boycott lifted: pay deal after long-running dispute

STRIKING staff have called off their boycott of the Ritzy in Brixton after reaching a deal with cinema bosses.

Though the offer from employer Picturehouse falls short of the London Living Wage of £8.80 an hour, BECTU trade union members at the Ritzy voted to accept the deal and end months of strike action in a ballot on Friday.

The offer will mean a 26 per cent wage increase for workers over the next three years.

 

A statement from BECTU members at the Ritzy said: “We have shown that workers don’t simply have to put up with poverty pay, or feel powerless and isolated.

“Although strike action will now cease, our campaign for a Living Wage and the dignity and justice that it represents will continue.”