Scots music legends record song in support of striking rail workers

Primal Scream and Jesus and Mary Chain have joined forces with Dexys to write the song 'Enough is Enough' in support of the RMT union.

Scots music legends Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes join forces in support of striking rail workers Getty Images

Scottish music legends have united in support of striking rail workers with a new song ‘Enough is Enough’.

Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes have joined forces with Dexys’ Kevin Rowland and Sean Read plus Jesus and Mary Chain bassist Douglas Hart to produce the new song in support of the RMT trade union.

They said the song was created in support of striking workers and against Tory austerity after the musicians were inspired by the trade union fight against rail bosses.

It comes as members of the RMT from Network Rail are set to take part in another round of strike action on Saturday.

RMT members with ScotRail are also planning a day of strike action on Monday, October 10, after rejecting a 5% pay offer.

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Striking rail workers outside Glasgow’s Central Station.

The song ‘Enough is Enough’ is set to be released at the end of October.

The track will include a guest appearance from RMT general secretary Mick Lynch with some of the one-liners he has become known for during TV appearances.

Kevin Rowland of Dexys 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.”

Mr 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.”

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