As confirmed by the campaign’s social media accounts, the Labour Party member and MP for Leigh is due to join the Secretary-General, deputy Eddie Dempsey and thousands of others at a demonstration at Manchester Cathedral on Tuesday.
Having already voiced his support for the Enough is Enough rallies and other strike action across the country, Burnham is also expected to deliver an address at the event from 7pm onwards.
It was only on Thursday that Manchester’s mayor tweeted about the “absence of any meaningful government action”. Taking matters into his own hands, he informed his followers that he would be with rail operator Avanti West Coast to discuss its faltering Manchester to London service.
Burnham has been pushing for Manchester and other regions across the nation to take back control of their public transport for years, having rolled out his London-like Bee Network across Greater Manchester back in 2021, which has brought bus, tram and even bike travel under one roof.
He scored another local victory last week when he announced a price cap on bus fares, meaning that adults never have to pay more than £2 for a single journey and those aged 5-16 pay just a quid. He has made no secret of targeting trains next.
As for Lynch, the RMT leader has been drumming up support for the Enough is Enough movement and trade unions at large at a number of rallies across the UK, with his his rousing speeches in London and Glasgow being met with standing ovations.
We dare say Burnham and RMT will be met with a similarly warm reception in Manchester on Tuesday.