INVERCLYDE'S MP has slammed the government for not backing BA staff in their dispute with the airline.

The Tele reported last month how many Inverclyde employees of British Airways got in touch with him over fire and rehire deals.

Mr Cowan said: "I’m disappointed the UK Government has effectively washed its hands of the proposals by British Airways to fire thousands of its workforce and also bring many back on new terms and conditions.

"I received an email from a BA employee who indicated they received the most aggressive email from BA and it was the worst they have ever read in their entire 25 year career with the company."