Rhyming in support of cinema workers fighting for a living wage, better working conditions and union recognition.
Support this struggle!
I thought the pay
Was quite OK
When I first came through the door
Then I paid my rent
And it was spent
And now I want some more
The company's board
Say they can't afford
They've got no more to give
But like Olly Twist
More than subsist
I want enough to live
We've cancelled Night Of The Living Dead
To show Day Of The Living Wage instead
On strike because Honey, I Shrunk Their Wage
They've Anger at Management, they're showing Rage
When they Walk The Line, they mean the picket
It's Independence Day and It's just Not Cricket
No Terms Of Endearment, but terms and conditions
No Western Union, they want union recognition
Janine and other poets will be entertaining pickets and drumming up public support with some cinema solidarity rhymes.
Hackney Picturehouse workers are following workmates at Brixton's Ritzy in taking action for the London Living Wage and other improvements to working conditions.
Written in support of the current North Sea strike ...
Strike it rich
But the market hit a hitch
And when the bottom falls out
Of the price of a barrel
Then the bosses get out
The hair shirt apparel
Not for them
But for us
Janine and other Poets on the Picket Line will be showing some rhyming solidarity with London Transport Museum cleaners and porters.
Venue: Passing Clouds in Dalston, on Thursday 17th March.
The event is called Come Together. Entrance fee £10 on the door. Money raised will be donated through CalAid, the money will be made from the
Downstairs will be live music 7:30-12; upstairs will be open mic for spoken word poetry from 7:30-9:30, kicked off with a 20-minute set form Janine.
Janine will be the main stage compere at the MAY DAY FESTIVAL OF SOLIDARITY between 12pm and 10pm on SUNDAY MAY 1ST 2016 at BARNSLEY ROCK & BLUES VENUE, S75 2BA.
The festival will be a celebration of International Worker’s Day, bringing together Socialist voices from up and down the land.