The spirit of resistance

Soundings - ISSN 1362-6620
Volume 2022 Number 82

The spirit of resistance
Mick Lynch in conversation with Gary Younge, pages 8-26
DOI: 10.3898/SOUN.82.01.2022


Mick Lynch is general secretary of the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers) and has been leading the union through a difficult strike period since June 2022. Here he is in discussion with Gary Younge, a journalist, author and professor of sociology at the University of Manchester. Over a wide- ranging conversation they discuss Lynch’s reasons for becoming a trade unionist, and why trade unions are so important; challenging the government’s proposed draconian anti-trade union legislation as well as the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act; the need for broad alliances; class politics; Black Lives Matter; climate change; disability; the shift away from the Tories and towards resistance; public sector strikes; Keir Starmer’s leadership; how to win the next general election for Labour; and Lynch’s primary duty as general secretary of the RMT to get a deal for RMT members.

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Mick Lynch (2022) The spirit of resistance, Soundings, 2022(82), 8-26.

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