More than 200 jobs slashed by Nottinghamshire County Council
Nottinghamshire County Council has announced 218 job losses as part of mass redundancies.
Care and youth workers are among those facing the chop.
More than 100 people will lose their jobs, while the other omitted roles were previously vacant.
The slashes are part of Nottinghamshire County Council's programme to cut public services.
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Martin Sleath, Unison's Notts brand secretary, said: "This is another round of savage and unnecessary job cuts.
"The Council has lost 20% of its directly employed staff since 2009 and is still pretending that this will have no effect on services."
Mr Sleath added that he was concerned that the slashes in full-time roles will have an adverse affect on the local economy.
"They are all about political motivation and will hurt both vulnerable people and the local economy, while Conservative councillors cry crocodile tears."
Nottinghamshire County Council has said the job cuts are necessary and are part of an ongoing plan to reduce employer posts, following cut backs in their budget.
An NCC spokesperson said: "The positions are part of the 2,500 posts it was estimated would be deleted between 2010 and 2013. In other words, they are not in addition to what has already been announced."
Those workers whose roles are made redundant could be redeployed in other positions within the County Council.
Since 2009, Nottinghamshire County Council has slashed nearly 2,500 jobs, with 45% of the people in those positions successfully securing redeployment.
A NCC Statement said: "A 90 day consultation is now underway with trade unions and employees, to identify opportunities to reduce the number of potential redundancies through vacancy control and redeployment"