TRADE union bosses have written to Tony Blair in protest against Hyndburn Council Labour group's proposed budget.
The document was unveiled at a council meeting at Accrington Town Hall earlier this month.
The "alternative'' budget had no chance of being passed as the council has a Tory majority.
But it angered officials of Unison, which represents public sector workers including council staff. They say the Labour plans involved axing jobs and bringing in outside contractors to run services.
Steve Watson, Unison branch secretary for Hyndburn, said: "The letter was written with regard to some of the proposals in the Labour group budget.
"It was proposing redundancies and externalising services.
"As a union, we feel let down that a Labour group would recommend this sort of thing. We have therefore written to Tony Blair to express our extreme disappointment."
Deputy Labour group leader Councillor David Myles said: "This letter has been written without consultation with us and they have not come to us and asked us about our proposals.
"We did not highlight any redundancies from front-line services but we will be writing to Unison leaders about this."
Defending the decision to write the letter, Mr Watson said: "We held an emergency branch meeting and the decision to send the letter was voted for unanimously.
"We took the decision not to approach the Labour group because it didn't approach us when it drew up its budget plans."