'Thousands' of council jobs to go

Unions have warned that council across Wales will axe 'thousands' of jobs because of spending cuts being planned as a result of this week's Welsh Government Draft Budget.

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Cardiff councillor: job losses inevitable

Russell Goodway, the cabinet member for economy on Cardiff Council, told ITV Cymru Wales' Sharp End programme that Wales' largest local authority would also be struggling to balance the books after cuts to funding in the Welsh Government's Draft Budget.

He said: "We employ 10,000 full-time equivalent, excluding teachers. I doubt by the time we get to 2017 that half of those people will be working for the council."

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