Some 200 council workers and anti-fracking protesters gathered outside the Swinton Civic Centre on Wednesday of last week.
Salford City Unison union had called the lobby after mayor Ian Stewart went back on a promise not to replace the council’s chief executive.
The mayor created a new £150,000 a year post while announcing £24.5 million in cuts this year.
Anti-fracking protesters were calling on the council to reject any fracking permits in the city.
The Unison branch is backing the anti-fracking campaign at Barton Moss.
The council’s budget will be set on 26 February. We are building for the biggest possible protest to stop cuts.