Protests against cuts in Hull

Protesters have gathered outside the Guildhall in Hull as councillors discuss proposals to axe six hundred jobs.

The Authority says the measures are in response to a five-year reduction in government funding, which will drop by £80 million by 2015.

The council is also reviewing a number of services including the closure of three customer service centres and increasing the cost of meals on wheels. The council said it hoped to minimise compulsory redundancies.

Pete Schofield from Unite the Union has spoken to Calendar