LABOUR are calling for a taskforce to be established to save a closure-threatened sausage factory in Shettleston.
Staff at Freshlink Foods in Shettleston, which employs 200, were told on June 22 that the company was in a 90-day consultation period about the future of the outlet.
It could mean the plant is relocated but a spokesman said several options were being considered.
Labour claim the factory is "profitable" and said the UK and Scottish governments should work together with Glasgow City Council on the issue.
Representatives of the party met with the works committee at Freshlink today and called for a taskforce to be set up to save the frozen sausage plant.
Drew Smith, a Labour MSP for Glasgow, said: "I have been questioning the Scottish Government about what they will do to help and I am glad to now have secured agreement that ministers need to become involved.
"This is a significant step forward in the fight for these jobs.
"The closure of this factory would be devastating for the families involved and for the east end of Glasgow, so everything possible must be done to stop this happening."
Local councillor Frank McAveety said: "This employer is a rock in the community in Shettleston and we must do everything to find a buyer and save the jobs.
"I am delighted that Glasgow City Council's jobs and economy team have now been instructed to immediately work with the Scottish and UK governments and all their agencies.
"We need to see a taskforce set up to save this company and I am delighted the council will be playing a full role in that."
Margaret Curran, Labour MP for Glasgow East, said: "This factory must be saved and the workers here need help now.
"Many of the staff have worked here for decades and this is a profitable firm.
"If the Scottish and UK governments work together with the staff and the council, that is the best way forward to save these jobs. We need to see a taskforce meet in the coming days."
On June 22, a Freshlink spokesman said: "Freshlink in Glasgow today commenced a minimum 90-day consultation period with its workforce regarding the possibility of a restructuring of its operations which may impact on the future of the site, resulting in the potential relocation of its factory.
"This option is one of several under consideration. A final decision is not expected for a number of months."
A Scottish Government spokeswoman said: "Scottish Development International, Scottish Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland have been working closely with the company for the last 12 months to explore alternatives to closure and to help secure a long-term future for the company in Glasgow.
"Scottish Enterprise and SDI met again with the company on July 10 to discuss the options available.
"Freshlink announced in June a 90-day consultation period on the future of its Glasgow site and whilst they are hopeful they will be able to secure a way forward, the PACE (Partnership Action for Continuing Employment) team stand ready to provide extensive tailored support if required.
"Enterprise minister Fergus Ewing has confirmed that he will be happy to meet with trade union representatives at the earliest convenient date."