Lagan Valley MLA Trevor Lunn said: “I have real concerns that the loss of these important staff will have a very detrimental impact on community relations.
“I want to urge the Minister to re-examine this area with a view to ensuring more resources are provided.
“It would be disgraceful if all the good work carried out in community relations becomes undone due to cuts, and grassroots workers like this should not have to suffer.
“£1bn is wasted every year on division and we need to ensure the right conditions are created to allow segregation to be ended. To do this, we need youth and schools workers like those affected by cuts, as they play an integral role.”