AROUND 50 jobs are facing the axe as Glasgow Life battles to make £2.4million worth of cuts.

Staff who work in the communities, libraries and learning teams were called to a briefing in Glasgow city centre to be told the news.

Bosses at the council’s arm’s-length organisation said consultation with workers and trade unions had started.

Officials said 51 management and supervisory posts would be cut.

However, all job losses will be achieved through early retirement or voluntary redundancy.

Glasgow Life, who need to save up to £2.4m by 2018, is working to avoid compulsory redundancies.

The new structure will seem the city’s libraries, learning and community teams into a single unit.

Glasgow Life bosses stressed their would be "no impact on frontline services and no closures planned".

The organisation has around 2800 staff with 750 working across libraries, learning and communities.

A Glasgow Life spokesman said: "The integration of these teams will help us focus on protecting our frontline services, while working to achieve the savings we have to make.

"A consultation process has started and we will work with trade unions and affected staff as we move toward the new service structure."

Earlier this year, the Evening Times told how an in-depth study was launched into how Glasgow libraries will be used in the future.

In recent years, the number of people borrowing books has declined while digital services such as downloading ebooks or magazines has increased.

The review aimed to ensure libraries flourish in the future and meet the changing needs of individuals and communities.

Glasgow Life manages 32 libraries, as well as the Mitchell Library and has almost 30 community facilities and four public halls.