On the 12th September from 10am til 1am on the 13th we are calling for an email and phone blockade on the showroom cinema.

Either telephone (+44) 0114 276 3534 and ask to speak to Julie Simpson (or a member of the senior management team about the dismissal of Chris Lockwood.

Or copy and paste the following email and send to info [at] showroom [dot] org [dot] uk and commercial [dot] admin [at] showroom [dot] org [dot] uk.

Template email:

To whom it may concern,

I am contacting you today to register my protest against the illegal dismissal of Chris Lockwood. Chris is a union organiser and member of
the Industrial Worker of the World and has been discriminated against on this basis. A member of senior management has stated in conversation to a union delegate that you believe Chris’ dismissal to be fair because he was only a “casual” labourer. This may be how you chose to label those who work just above minimum wage in your bar and cinema. I, however, believe that workers are entitled to respect in their workplace and the right to organise. The clearly trumped up charges and your failure to follow statutory procedure represents an illegal move by your management team against union organising. I will not support or patronise your business and will do everything in my power to publicise and protest your actions until the complete reinstatement of Chris Lockwood.

Yours Faithfully,


Thankyou in advance for your solidarity and support.

Industrial Workers of the World (Sheffield)
sheffield [at] iww [dot] org [dot] uk