CRUNCH talks are set to take place today in a bid to save 30 recycling jobs which are at risk in Greenock.

Greenlight Environmental, a social enterprise which provides recycling services to Inverclyde Council as well as to West Dunbartonshire and Argyll and Bute councils, has issued staff with redundancy notices due to the threat of administration.

GMB Scotland, the union for refuse and recycling workers, says the social enterprise is in crisis due to the loss of a key contract from West Dunbartonshire.

The union has urged local authority leaders to step in, with the clock ticking.

Hazel Nolan, a GMB Scotland organiser, will today meet Inverclyde Council leader Stephen McCabe and the leaders of the other two councils to try to come up with a solution.

She said: “I will be meeting the three council leaders to explore different options.

“I’m hoping that Greenlight is saved or the jobs are taken in-house by the council.”

Ms Nolan says that unless a rescue package is put together by Friday then the company will go into administration.

A spokesman for Inverclyde Council has told the Tele that they are working with the other two local authorities to find a solution for the local staff, who work at a centre based in Ingleston Park in the east end.

Greenlight Environmental have made no comment about the situation.