Unions have rallied this afternoon outside the Hunter Street office of Newcastle MP, Tim Owen, to draw attention to public sector job cuts.

Unions NSW believe the cuts are going to have a crucial impact on the education and health sectors, particularly TAFE.

Unions NSW secretary, Mark Lennon and Newcastle Trades Hall Council secretary, Gary Kennedy will be present, before they head to Maitland MP, Robyn Parker’s office with a large mobile billboard.

Gary Kennedy says the protest will hopefully raise awareness about the impact felt by staff.