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Picturehouse respond with violence to living wage protest

In response to a peaceful demonstration, security guards at a Picturehouse cinema assaulted protesters, called the police, and physically detained one individual for over half an hour.

Cleaners beat the Bank of New York Mellon in just 30 hours

Cleaners organising through the grassroots union United Voices of the World won the London Living Wage just 30 hours after declaring their intention to strike.

"Using the pay rise as a weapon": A statement from Curzon Workers

Workers protest at Curzon London Mayfair, 2013.

In a time that's seeing strikes at cinemas across London, Curzon has so far not yet been affected. Indeed, the chain is expanding: opening up a new sites in London and Oxford. Last February, Curzon CEO Phillip Knatchbull was recognized by the BAFTA for supposed Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. But all this success has come at staff's expense. Below, a group of Curzon workers detail their struggle to retain paid breaks.