Workers at a factory in Cumbernauld could be set to take industrial action next month.

Eighty staff at the Cummins UK site were told a week before Christmas the company was to close its manufacturing operation.

Trade unions claim management have repeatedly failed to engage in dialogue to keep the factory open, and rejected plans from the government that would diversify the site's operations.

A ballot will now be held among Cummins staff. If this is successful, then strike action, action short of this including an overtime ban, is expected to take place starting in late February.

Unite's Pat McIlvogue, said: “Over the last few days the company have refused point blank to engage.

"Members remain defiant and they are prepared to take all action necessary to secure some form of justice from this callous company.”

Cummins have been approached for comment.