I remember a few years back, the Picturehouse dispute felt like one of the most exciting things going on in terms of UK workplace stuff, perhaps the closest thing any TUC union was doing to UVW/IWGB-type stuff - organising in an unorganised sector, actually fighting for proactive wins rather than just purely defensive rearguard stuff and so on. At some point, it seems like it all went very quiet, and this week BECTU put this out, which kind of reads to me like a sort of surrender: https://bectu.org.uk/news/bectu-response-to-picturehouse-ruling/
What happened? Is it just "some people got fired, there was a decision to go down a legalistic route rather than a direct action one, the legal route is never that good", or is there any more to say about it? And has there been any kind of critical analysis of the whole thing? Obv I'd prefer to see anarchist/syndicalist/autonomist-type analysis, but if anyone can find any half-way intelligent trot or labourist discussion that might be worth reading as well.