Protests against Council cuts

Hundreds of protesters are due to demonstrate and voice their concerns about Newcastle City Council's planned ninety million pound cuts which go before the cabinet meeting today.

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Hundreds due to demonstrate against £90m cuts

Protesters are due to voice their concerns today over proposed cuts by Newcastle City Council to make ninety million pounds worth of savings.

The council announced how the cuts would be made last week when it emerged that there would be 1,300 job losses, ten libraries to close and that the City Pool would close - all in a bid to make millions of pounds worth of savings.

The council says that it has to lose the libraries, swimming pools and jobs, amongst other services, after the government reduced its grant.

To see our full coverage on the cuts, you can read more about them here.

"Every one of those job cuts means a lost job opportunity in a city where unemployment is already high - particularly amongst young people."

The branch will work with staff, service users, carers and the public, to challenge the Council's proposals."

– Paul Gilroy, branch secretary of Unison in Newcastle

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