“What Starmer says is promising, but I want more. Something more robust” says RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch, regarding the Labour Leader’s approach to trade unions.
He said that he is apprehensive owing to the ’empty promises’ of previous Labour leaders like Blair. He needs Labour to make concrete commitments.
When asked whether the industrial action has been effective, Lynch firmly said “yes”. He said that striking “gives people a chance to fight back”. He expressed regret for inconvenience caused by striking and said that it was only a last resort.
Lynch spoke at TUC’s Brighton congress after attending the CWU rally where royal mail workers were among those who walked out and demanded higher pay.