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Government faces autumn of strikes.

Summary: The Government is facing an autumn of discontent by tens of thousands of workers in worsening disputes over jobs, pay and services.

The Government is facing an autumn of discontent by tens of thousands of workers in worsening disputes over jobs, pay and services.

Disputes in the Royal Mail and the fire service are set to escalate in the coming weeks, while councils are also being hit by industrial action.

A series of local disputes over job cuts in the fire service will see almost 8,000 firefighters in England, almost one in five, taking some form of industrial action by Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) is set to ballot 130,000 postal staff for a national strike over pay, jobs and service next month, with the result due to be released a few days before Labour's national conference in Brighton.

Unions blamed managers in the Royal Mail and fire service for trying to force through cuts and other changes without agreement.

Fresh strikes will be launched this week by postal workers in the latest in a series of walkouts which have hit deliveries.

The CWU said up to 20,000 postal workers across the UK are set for another week of strikes as the deadlock between the union and Royal Mail over cuts and continues.

The union claimed that postal workers were facing "unprecedented" levels of attacks from management when staff needed to be supporting major changes.

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