The Radio Spaetkauf team talk about the strike at Kino Babylon. The workers are demanding more pay, while the owners say the business can’t afford it and is going bankrupt. Cinema goers are being asked to take sides. Joel, Maisie, Daniel and Jöran discuss. Recorded live at Donau115 on December 13.
Workers at the iconic Kino Babylon have been picketing in front of the cinema for months now, demanding more than the minimum wage. The cinema says it can’t pay more, and has filed for bankruptcy. Film goers are being asked to take sides, but who’s right in such a messy situation? The Radio Spaetkauf team have a vigorous debate about workers’ rights and business realities.
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Thanks to Donau115 for hosting our live recording. Radio Spaetkauf is Joel, Maisie, Jöran and Daniel Stern.