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Paul Gilroy from Unison says there is always an alternative to job cuts.
Council Leader says Newcastle is treated unfairly when it comes to making cuts.
Newcastle City Council's announced spending cuts of 30 million pounds - which will mean 360 job losses. The local authority set out its latest budget at a full council meeting last night. The council claims it will protect front line services where possible.
Public sector unions say they'll fight compulsory redundancies. All councils are implementing the Government's 2010 spending review which will see local authority spending reduced by more than a quarter by 2015.
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Newcastle City Council's announced spending cuts of 30 million pounds - which will mean 360 job losses.