Union workers angry at spending cuts for federal departments staged a protest at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology Thursday.

Seventeen workers have been laid off from the east-end museum as the federal government seeks to trim millions of dollars from its budget to cut the federal deficit.

The museum lay-offs come after several similar job losses.

Five curators were laid off from the National Gallery of Canada in June. Fifty short-term employees from Environment Canada also lost their jobs that month.

More cuts are expected as the Conservatives try to cut billions from federal department budgets over the next four years.