More than 300 people face the sack after Department of Work and Pensions bosses announced plans to close its centre in Paisley.
Trade unions and politicians reacted with fury at the latest jobs’ blow to affect Renfrewshire, coming on the back of Chivas’ announcement shedding 460 jobs, as well as Doosan Backcock’s shock decision to axe more than 300 workers at its Renfrew factory.
Staff at the Lonend site face compulsory redundancy from April with the administration centre closing for good by March 2018.
Trade union, Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) last night voiced its anger at the announcement.
Paisley shop steward Colin Mack said: “We have more than 300 jobs at risk. I am shocked and disgusted by this decision.
“The staff work really hard and they have been left reeling by this sudden and unexpected announcement. People here are really upset.”
He added redundancy talks are underway and will end by April with the centre closing for good from March 2018.
Union sources added the work is being transferred to a site in Glasgow, which remains unidentified to the workforce.