‘Mick Lynch: The making of a working-class hero’ by Gregor Gall was published on 2 January 2024 by Manchester University Press – see https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526173096/.
The book examines Lynch’s background and rise to the leadership of the RMT union as well as his leadership of the two national rail disputes from 2022 onwards. The book celebrates as well as critiques Lynch as a left-wing union leader, recognising his undoubted skills of articulation and his advocacy of wider social justice and social democracy while asking search questions about the conduct, strategy and tactics of the two disputes.
Please ask your institutional libraries to order copies.
If you are ordering your own copy, please use the GG30 code at the checkout on MUP’s website to obtain a 30% discount on the cover price of £20.00. This discount is only available until 31 January 2024.
There will be book launches in Belfast, Birmingham, Dublin, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Limerick, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Nottingham in February and March (details on venues, dates and times to follow).