THE Labour MSP Paul O’Kane has demanded talks with BT and the Scottish Government over the proposed closure of the EE call centre in Greenock.

He has asked for a meeting with economy secretary Màiri McAllan and urged her to work with Inverclyde Council in a bid to try and keep the site open.

He has meanwhile urged BT chiefs for an assurance there will be no compulsory redundancies and has requested a face to face sitdown with them.

Mr O’Kane said: “Given how large scale this loss would be to Greenock there really is no time to lose when it comes to getting round a table to identify solutions.

“I am calling on the cabinet secretary and BT to meet with me so that we can discuss the impact the closure of the site would have and what can be done to ensure there are no job losses and that, crucially, the site stays in Greenock.

“The Scottish Government must show that it is committed to the Inverclyde economy and get involved. Raising the white flag and saying nothing can be done is an insult to local workers and local people.”