The CMI staff welfare fund has been established to help support the 107 former employees of EIFF, Belmont and Filmhouse Cinemas following the organisation entering administration. On the 6th of October, staff were made redundant without warning. This has left many people in very precarious positions with no income and limited support. We are raising money to provide funds to support these staff and avert hardship.
Raising £50,000 would allow us to pay 40 members of staff 1 month’s pay equivalent at the real living wage rate (£10.90) based on their previously worked hours with a cushion for unforeseen needs. The fund is targeted towards staff members who had been employed for less than 2 years and as such will not receive redundancy pay, staff members who have dependents to provide for and anyone else who finds themselves in precarious situations due loss of income. The model of distribution will offer staff weekly increments of banded packages at 40hrs/80hrs/120hrs/160hrs per month to best match their previous income and current need. This will also enable us to distribute funds as widely as possible and staff members to feel confident that they can access as little or as much support as they need.
The CMI Staff Welfare fund is committed to full transparency, we have set our current target at £50,000 as we feel this is the amount needed to offer adequate support however in the instance that there should be excess or unclaimed funds, these will be donated to our former small partner festivals (if they accept); any paid training opportunities through Creative Scotland or Screenskills for staff and the rest to charity. We will also be providing bi-monthly updates on distribution and our accounts will be available for public viewing.
The fundraiser is organised by Patti Mroz and Ali Campbell, two former Filmhouse supervisors and Bel Ingham, a former FOH member of staff.
For more info head to savethefilmhouse.com
For bank statements head here:
- Moray Nairn
- Dallas King
- Rosalie Faithfull
- Cieran McCusker
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