As you can see in the clip below, Lynch declared that “the working class is back and we refuse to be poor anymore”.
The Secretary-General of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union (RMT) was one of four speakers at the launch event for the campaign on Wednesday, August 17, including right-hand man Eddie Dempsey, MP for Coventry South, Zarah Sultana, as well as author and political columnist, Michael Rosen.
Citing other witnesses on Twitter, the RMT figurehead and current emblem helping drive forward the present trade union momentum is also said to have the Conservatives “assumed that our members and all workers wouldn’t fight for our rights, but they were wrong”
At what point, his speech was put on pause as a whipped up crowd chanted “RMT!” for several seconds.
Admitting that the Enough Is Enough campaign “never started off as a political movement“, he also stated that he believes that the mood of the country has now made it one.
He drew his speech to a close by urging “every union, community organisation, every grassroots organisations — whatever it is — to fight back against this austerity”, adding that since this current administration “act in their class interests, it’s time to act in our class interests”.
This wasn’t his only address to fellow trade union members and those expressing their dismay with those currently overseeing a national cost of living crisis, as Lynch also closed a public meeting in Glasgow on Tuesday evening in front of a packed out crowd.
Echoing similar sentiments as those delivered in London, he was also met with a standing ovation and thunderous applause, declaring: “We refuse to be meek… victory to the workers.”