In the wake of strike activity in Britain not seen since the 1980s, the government is proposing draconian laws further restricting workers’ right to strike. RMT leader Mick Lynch says the laws are a threat not just to unions but to democracy in general.
Ronan Burtenshaw is the editor of Tribune.
The British rail union leader Mick Lynch has recently gone viral for his media appearances defending his union’s strike. In an interview, Lynch discusses that strike, the media firestorm he’s helped spark, and how workers can defeat Britain’s superrich.
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