THE GMB union has held a series of talks with McVitie's owners pladis as part of the ongoing redundancy consultation.

In a memo sent to members, the union said they are making 'good progress' with discussions that are part of the collective consultation on behalf of hundreds of workers who could be set to lose their jobs if closure plans go ahead.

Staff at Tollcross were handed redundancy notices last month.

Since closure plans were announced, employees have come together to form the "Save our jobs Tollcross" campaign and created a petition which has amassed almost 80,000 signatures.

They are hoping to make a counter offer to the Turkish multi-national in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, union activists have been staging a series of demonstrations outside of Marks and Spencer stors across the city, urging the company to back their campaign against the closure. They will be holding a stret stall once again this Saturday at M&S on Argyle Street in Glasgow.

Biscuits for the retail giant are made at the Tollcross site. 

pladis has been approached for comment.