'Enough is enough': Mick Lynch leads campaign to fight cost-of-living crisis
Enough is Enough
RMT Union’s General Secretary Mick Lynch has shown his support for the Enough is Enough campaign as the cost of living soars.
With many people’s household bills increasing beyond what is affordable, while energy company’s see their profits increase, the Enough is Enough campaign is urging people to take direct action against rising costs.
It’s a campaign launched by trade unions, community organisations and MPs, and is meant to place pressure on the government and businesses to act.
It launched last night in Clapham, South London where Lynch made a speech.
\u201c'The working-class is back and we refuse to be poor anymore.'\n\n-@RMTunion's Mick Lynch\n\n#EnoughlsEnough\u201d
Meanwhile, the campaign website explains: “We were founded by trade unions and community organisations determined to push back against the misery forced on millions by rising bills, low wages, food poverty, shoddy housing – and a society run only for a wealthy elite.”
The campaign sets out other aims, including the introduction of universal free school meals, community kitchens, the reintroduction of the additional £20 Universal Credit allowance, rent caps and a commitment from the government to build more public and council houses.
Lynch, who garnered a big fan following thanks to his brutal TV interviews around the rail strikes, has thrown his support behind the campaign which is set to see protests happening in the coming weeks.
\u201cEnough is enough. It's time to turn anger into action.\n\nJoin the campaign to fight the cost-of-living crisis.\n\nhttps://t.co/1SeHcIXdMr\u201d
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