CALLS are being made to support workers at Wilko’s Clydebank store after the firm fell into administration last week.

We previously reported that the popular high-street brand had appointed administrators on August 10 after failing to secure a rescue deal.

With 400 stores across the UK – including the one in Clyde Shopping Centre –there are 12,000 jobs at risk.

The Post contacted Wilko to find out how many jobs are at risk in Clydebank however the retailer said they did not have access to the number of team members per store. 

Marie McNair, Clydebank’s MSP, is now calling on all parties involved to step up and support workers at the firm.

Ms McNair is urging Wilko’s administrators to work with both the Scottish and UK Governments to identify what options are available to save as many jobs as possible.

She said: “The news of Wilko falling into administration will be extremely upsetting to both the 12,000 staff and their families. This will be especially felt at the height of a cost-of-living crisis.

“Many people across my constituency work in the Clydebank Wilko store and it is up to everyone involved to find a solution to protect these jobs.

“I have contacted the Scottish Government to urge that everything possible be done to ensure these vital jobs are secured going forward.”

Ms McNair also highlighted that this will be an “extremely unsettling” experience for the 12,000 staff members who are facing losing their jobs at the height of a cost-of-living crisis.

A PwC spokesperson said: "The Administrators know that this is a deeply unsettling time for everyone involved with Wilko.  

"They are holding constructive discussions with unions and continue to engage with all key stakeholders throughout the course of the administration."