Our all-member meeting - and how you can help striking Picturehouse workers

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Last week the Cities of London & Westminster Constituency Labour Party held an All Members Meeting at St Saviour’s Church in Pimlico. The meeting was well attended with good comradely debate on all sides.

Congratulations to Kate Landin who was elected Fundraising Coordinator.

Congratulations also to the following members who were elected to the Local Campaign Forum from our CLP:

Colin Appleby
Shelly Asquith
Gillian Arrindell
David Boothroyd
Mair Garside
Hanna Edenholm
Henry Tufnell (Youth)
Elaine Etim (BAME)

The LCF AGM will be held on Wednesday 20th September.

The delegates elected to attend the London Regional Conference on Sat/Sun 25th/26th November were Shelly Asquith, Colin Appleby, Kate Landin, Gillian Arrindell, Richard Sayeed. Please note the deadline for motions to London Regional Conference is the 10th October.

The Motion chosen to be sent to Conference was one on Defence policy proposed by City branch member Fred Rodgers.

A resolution in regard to General Election planning by Jim Durcan of City Branch was carried.

A resolution in regard to General Election 2017 by Viv Pribram of Pimlico & St James's Branch was also carried.

Thank you to guest speaker Kelly Rogers a bartender at the Ritzy and a representative for BECTU, who came along to talk to members about the Picturehouse Living Wage strike. Kelly was one of the Ritzy union reps sacked by Picturehouse last year in in a move described by their trade union BECTU as trade union dismissals. Workers at Picturehouse cinemas have been striking since September 2016 for the Living Wage (currently £9.75 in London, £8.45 elsewhere, as set by the Living Wage Foundation). Picturehouse continue to refuse negotiations despite owner Cineworld announcing £93.8 million profit for 2016 last month.

To find out more and to donate to the Picturehouse strike fund please visit https://www.crowdpac.co.uk/campaigns/250/picturehousestrike

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