A national meeting of the Civil Service Rank & File (CSRF) Network has been called for Saturday 26 October. The meeting will take place in the Circle Theatre of the Black-E, in Liverpool, and is open to all rank-and-file government workers. This includes those employed by the civil service, government agencies, areas which have been privatised and outsourced contractors.
The CSRF was set up last year following spontaneous walkouts in response to Francis Maude’s attacks on terms and conditions. The new network then staged a day of action in line with Europe-wide general strikes which saw more walkouts and pushed the PCS union to revive its resistance to civil service cuts, at a point when the campaign had been dormant for six months.
This year, the CSRF put non-cooperation by workers with government attacks on claimants on the agenda. Supporters have also continued to play key roles organising in their workplaces – with the union where they can and without it where they can’t.
Whilst all of this has happened, the CSRF remains a small and loose network of workplace militants.
How do we build our strength and numbers?
How can we support the organisation of rank-and-file workplace committees?
Where do we go next in the fight against the government and austerity?
Come along to the meeting and join the discussions.
There will be a fare pool, so please bring your travel receipts or tickets.