RMT GENERAL secretary Mick Lynch will be a guest speaker at a public meeting in Glasgow, it has been announced.

The event is set to take place in the Renfield Centre located at 260 Bath street at 7pm on Tuesday, August 16.

The leading trade unionist has become well known over the past few months for his no-nonsense approach to interviews with the likes of Kay Burley and Piers Morgan.

In a post on social media, RMT Scotland said: “RMT Scotland Regional Council have organised a public meeting in Glasgow on Tuesday 16th August with guest speaker Mick Lynch.

“Come down and hear about why our campaign to defend rail jobs, pay and conditions is a fight for all of us."

The group stated that Lynch would be joined by other speakers from “across the trade union movement” to discuss the issues which have led rail workers to take industrial action over the last few months.

July 27 was the first day back on the picket lines for members of the RMT union after three days of strike action on June 23, 25 and 27.

The National: Mick Lynch will speak at a public meeting in Glasgow on August 16Mick Lynch will speak at a public meeting in Glasgow on August 16

More than 40,000 workers are expected to have walked out and travellers were warned to expect disruption on the morning of Thursday, July 28.

Lynch has recently said that Network Rail had “upped the ante, threatening to impose compulsory redundancies and unsafe 50% cuts to maintenance work if we did not withdraw our planned strike action".

RMT Scotland’s organiser, Gordon Martin, said that the way negotiations were heading it was looking likely that further pickets would take place on August 18 and 20.

In a recent Channel 4 interview, Lynch said that “none of the politicians on the front benches of either side were prepared to address the “erosion of civil liberties".

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He also suggested that both the Tories and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer were “out of touch”.

This follows Starmer’s decision to sack Sam Tarry following the former shadow transport secretary’s decision to join the picket line despite instructions not to do so.

However, Starmer said the sacking was due to Tarry doing interviews “without permission” and for “making up policy on the hoof”.