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Rock legends record song in support of RMT

Rail strikes may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about taking the music charts by storm, but that may be about to change.

A trio of rock legends, including artists from Primal Scream, Dexys and The Jesus and Mary Chain have lent their support to the RMT and striking rail workers in the form of a song and music video, in protest of low pay and cuts to jobs and services.

The team, which includes Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes, Dexys’ Kevin Rowland and Sean Read, plus Jesus and Mary Chain bassist Douglas Hart are currently working on a song, titled ‘Enough is Enough’ to highlight their support to the RMT’s general secretary Mick Lynch, who is also set to make a cameo appearance on the track with some of his famously dry one-liners.

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Kevin Rowland said: “RMT has been leading the way on behalf of working people and now other unions are joining the fight against low pay and this government that is trying to screw working people into the ground.” 

Mick Lynch, said: “My union is thrilled that music legends such as Primal Scream and Dexys and others want to support workers in struggle.

“It shows the growing amount of support for social justice and the fact that trade unions are the only thing that stand in the way of endless austerity and poverty.”

The track is due to be released at the end of October.

Photo credit: RMT

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