POLITICIANS have joined a fight to save 144 jobs in the East End of Glasgow.
Shettleston MSP John Mason, fellow MSPs Margaret Curran and Drew Smith, and councillor Frank McAveety want to meet bosses from Freshlink.
As reported in the Evening Times, staff at the Old Shettleston Road sausage plant have been told they are part of a 90-day consultation.
A letter to workers said: "The company is currently reviewing operations.
"One possible option under serious consider-ation is for operations at the site to be wound down and relocated, thereby potentially resulting in the closure of the site."
USDAW union bosses say they are "really concerned" about jobs at the plant that supplies Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's.
They say the factory, pumps around £1.3mill-ion into the local economy each year, and has been offered "gener-ous" financial support from regeneration agency Clyde Gateway.
Ms Curran, MSP for Glasgow East, said: "The fight for jobs is well under way. I will put pressure on Freshlink and its customers to protect these vital jobs.
"I am trying to arrange a meeting with the head of convenience foods at the company so I can take the workers' case to the highest possible level."
Drew Smith MSP for the Glasgow Region said: "The factory is hugely important to the local area, so I have contacted Finance Minister John Swinney, asking for an urgent meeting with me and representatives of USDAW and UNITE the Union to discuss the future of this factory."
Shettleston councillor Frank McAveety said: "Half of the staff at the factory have worked there for over 10 years, and around 20% for more than 20 years.
"They should not be thrown on the scrap-heap when Clyde Gateway has provided a generous offer to help keep the jobs in the area."
Freshlink owner ABP Foods declined to comment.