Mark Thomas, Rikki and Tracey
Fred Paxton : creator of Curzon's petition on Change.Org
(and the ongoing supporters who have signed and commented on the petition)
Mike Leigh : 'I use and love Curzon cinemas, and as a film-maker I have enjoyed their hospitality. So I am shocked to discover such an obscene difference between the exemplary way they treat their public and their cynical exploitation of their staff'.
Ken Loach : 'I wholeheartedly support the Curzon workers in their demands. Low pay, poor working conditions and - most demeaning of all - 'zero hours contracts' are wrong in any circumstances. They are even more intolerable when enforced by a cinema company which has a high reputation as a home for progressive and innovative work. Further, it is a fundamental human right to be recognised by a trade union. The Curzon should recognise BECTU, the film workers' union, and negotiate a proper settlement for the cinema's workers. Filmmakers value cinemas like the Curzon. We all want to see it become more successful. But that success cannot be at the expense of those who work there'.
Viggo Mortensen : here
BECTU YOUNG MEMBERS