All out for seven days at Picturehouse cinemas, escalating action at unis, and more on Universal Credit and Women’s Aid

A few notes on ongoing struggles and upcoming events:

After the postponement of their previous strike action, workers at Picturehouse Cinemas will now be walking out for a full seven days to demand a living wage, and in defiance of attempted management intimidation, from Saturday 17th onwards. Their picketing schedule is as follows:

Sat 17 – Hackney (5.30-8.30pm)
Sun 18 – Central (5.30-8.30pm)
Mon 19 – Demo at Picturehouse head office (11.30am – 2.30pm), 30 Orange Street, London, WC2H 7HH
Tue 20 – East Dulwich (10.45am-2pm)
Wed 21 – Crouch End (5.30-8.30pm)
Thu 22 – Ritzy (5.30-8.30pm)
Fri 23 – Central (5.30-8.30pm)

You can also donate to their strike fund here.

Next week will also see UCU members at 61 universities walk out for the start of an escalating strike over pensions that will run over four weeks – if you can get down to their picket lines, the strike dates are as follows:

Week one – Thursday 22 and Friday 23 February (two days)

Week two – Monday 26, Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 February (three days)

Week three – Monday 5, Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 March (four days)

Week four – Monday 12, Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 March (five days)

In Manchester, Fujitsu workers fighting against compulsory redundancies and the victimisation of union reps will also be out from Thursday 22 – Wednesday 28 February.

In other workplace news, the Notes From Below project have published a detailed investigation into the cleaners’ rebellion at the LSE.

In other social struggles, the campaign to save South Yorkshire Women’s Aid have set up a new fundraiser that they’re asking people to donate to or share, Disabled People Against Cuts have announced details of local actions against Universal Credit at the start of March for Brighton, Bristol, Cardigan, Edinburgh, Falmouth, and Norwich, and will also be supporting a protest by homeless groups like Streets Kitchen on March 3rd, and Tottenham community centre T Chances has been occupied by some of its users, and people are planning to resist an eviction scheduled for the end of May – keep up with Hands Off T Chances for updates.

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"The impulse to fight against work and management is immediately collective. As we fight against the conditions of our own lives, we see that other people are doing the same. To get anywhere we have to fight side by side. We begin to break down the divisions between us and prejudices, hierarchies, and nationalisms begin to be undermined. As we build trust and solidarity, we grow more daring and combative. More becomes possible. We get more organized, more confident, more disruptive and more powerful."
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1 Response to All out for seven days at Picturehouse cinemas, escalating action at unis, and more on Universal Credit and Women’s Aid

  1. Pingback: All out for seven days at Picturehouse cinemas, escalating action at unis, and more on Universal Credit and Women’s Aid — Cautiously pessimistic | Wessex Solidarity

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