Since the 1993 Railways Act was passed, the privatization of British railways has resulted in rising costs, service reductions, and staff cuts. On the act’s 30th anniversary, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch is calling for a renationalization of the railways.
Mick Lynch is the general secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport workers.
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.
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.