A new campaign to press the Government to do more to tackle the cost-of-living crisis is backed by more than 150,000 people.
Union leaders said the fact so many people signed up to the Enough is Enough campaign on its first day on Monday shows the popularity of the initiative.
Dave Ward, general secretary of the Communication Workers Union, said: “You must be living under a rock if you’re shocked at 150,000 people joining Enough is Enough in its first day.
“The depth of desperation that exists in working-class communities across this country has been unrepresented in British politics for far too long.
“Enough is Enough are going to turn today’s war on workers into a conflict against every piss-taking boss, parasite landlord and corrupt politician in this country.”
Rail, Maritime and Transport union assistant general secretary Eddie Dempsey added: “It should worry the political class and the chief executives of this country that this campaign represents millions more.
“Ordinary people in this country are grafting harder and harder for less and less.
“They’re trying their best to make ends meet and are getting rewarded with unreasonable bills, real-terms pay cuts and soaring rent.
“We’re giving the cowards advance warning that we are going to take our country back from the brink.”