Following last year’s successful event, when a record-breaking number of people stood up against poverty, the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) is organising the 2008 event on 17-19 October. GCAP members and supporters are united by the use of a white band which is the symbol for people all over the world to show their support and keep the anti-poverty message highly visible. You can find more details on GCAP and on your national platform at: www.whiteband.org. You are invited to become actively involved in this global mobilisation by organising activities from 17 to 19 October. For more information, go to http://www.standagainstpoverty.org/en/about-stand-up. Please keep us informed of your union’s events: send details to firstname.lastname@example.org.