UNION bosses are urging the Government to help save thousands of threatened parcel delivery jobs.

More than 2,700 workers, including 34 in North Yorkshire, are expected to be made redundant at City Link after it fell into administration.

Staff found out about the collapse on Christmas Day, and administrator EY has admitted the company will start shedding jobs from New Year's Eve onwards.

However, the RMT union has pleaded with EY to halt any such action, calling for Business Secretary Vince Cable to intervene.

City Link, which employs 34 in Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire, and is owned by investment firm Better Capital, called in administrators after suffering heavy losses, despite its parent organisation pumping £40 million into the business last year.

Mick Cash, RMT general secretary, said: "It would be cavalier and callous for EY to charge ahead with making thousands of workers redundant on New Year’s Eve.

"We need a summit between the administrators, the Government and the RMT to explore all options available.

"We should be doing all we can to secure the future of the company and its employees."