WORKERS are taking their fight to save the historic St Rollox railway works to Holyrood.

They are calling for supporters who want to keep the 120 jobs and secure the Springburn site for the future to join them as they march to the Scottish Parliament.

MSPs will take part in a debate on the plans by Gemini Rail to close the site with the loss of the jobs

James Kelly Labour Glasgow MSP has secured a member’s debate on Tuesday in which he will call for the Scottish Government to take action to secure the site and jobs.

The following day a second members debate led by Bob Doris Maryhill and Springburn SNP MSP, is due to be heard.

Mr Doris has been involved in meetings with the unions, management and government officials to find a way of saving jobs.

Union leaders want strong public and political backing to show the Scottish Government support exists for taking the facility into public control.

Unite the Union has been running its Rally Roon The Caley to find a way to save the jobs.

The RMT union said the company bis guilty of “industrial vandalism” by planning to close a site that has been in existence for around 150 years.

Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “The planned closure of the Springburn Rail Depot in Glasgow is an act of industrial vandalism that will not go unchallenged and RMT is mobilising for the broadest possible campaign to halt these proposals in their tracks.

“We are calling for a big turn-out on Tuesday to ram home the message that Springburn is not for sale and to demand that the option of nationalisation be placed centre stage.

“The skillset that our members at Springburn possess is simply irreplaceable and, without action from politicians and governments in both Edinburgh and Westminster, would be lost forever.”

Campaigners will march from Edinburgh Waverley station to the Scottish Parliament ahead of the Holyrood debate.

Mr Cash added: “This is just another example of the fragmentation of the privatised rail industry where prime assets are passed from one speculative owner to another and would mean that a proud railway nation like Scotland loses a key engineering resource at the stroke of a pen regardless of the consequences for jobs, training and the local economy.”

Gemini Rail, said it has been losing money and the deport is no longer viable due to a drop in work as a result of more new trains introduced which do not require maintenance.

It said the level of available work does not meet the costs of keeping the depot operational.

Workers were given 45 day notice of redundancy which runs out on March 4. The firm said it has contracts running until June which it will complete.