Coming soon to a cinema near you... Secure hours for cinema workers!
By Nadia Abu-Shanab, Cinema Organiser
With a historic law change and international media attention before the fight has even begun, cinema workers are feeling confident about winning greater security around hours in their upcoming contract negotiations.
Unite members at Event, Hoyts and Reading Cinemas will be renegotiating their collective agreements this March and April. One big issue identified in cinema claims meetings across the country was a lack of security around hours.
In last year's contract negotiations, Unite won guaranteed 30 hours for a portion of cinema workers at Hoyts and Event Cinemas. However, many cinema members are still on zero-hour agreements. This means there are no guarantees around their minimum hours.