Her name is Rio … cinema workers on strike over pay
The action comes after a long battle over union recognition and pay, with workers now facing cuts in staffing levels. Last month cinema bosses announced a restructure that offers higher wages but which cuts hours and staff to pay for it.
Bectu national official Sofie Mason said: “What started out as a simple pay dispute has turned into a passionate ideological battle over the soul of one of the last community cinemas in London. Staff want change but not change that rips the heart out of The Rio.”