On Thursday there will be a 12 hour national strike by members of 10 health unions across England.
For most staff this will be from 9.00am to 9.00pm. For Ambulance staff it will be from 12.00 noon to 12.00 midnight.
The strike is part of the health unions' ongoing fight to restore the value of staff pay in the NHS, secure a £7.65 per hour rate for low paid staff, and an above inflation pay rise for 2015-16.
The health unions are planning to organise picket lines at every NHS hospital and ambulance station from 9.00am and 12.00noon respectively.
GMATUC urge everyone who is able, who supports these modest objectives, to show their solidarity with members of the NHS unions on Thursday, by joining the union picket lines closest to where you live or work, and if you live in the Greater Manchester area, by attending the NHS Strike Rally in Manchester at 12.30pm at the Club Academy, Manchester University Students Union on Oxford Road.
For those who can't manage that, you could still send a message of support, e-mail or tweet your MP, or write to your local newspaper. It all helps.
You can find out more details about the strike and the health unions' campaign, including other ideas about what you can do to show your support here:
Society of Radiographers
You can also sign the RCM petition over pay:
11am Saturday 10th Jan, Victoria Square, Bolton.
If you support the call for a referendum, rather than this so-called 'devolution deal' being imposed on us without our having any say on it whatsoever, then this event is for you.
If you can give us a few hours of your time (half a hour would be fine if that's all you can manage), you can help us collect signatories for our petition, and help raise greater public awareness of the issue, in Bolton town centre next Saturday. Alternatively, you can collect petition sheets to take with you and encourage your friends, neighbours and work colleagues to sign them at your convenience
If you want to get more involved (and we need as many volunteers as possible) then you could also join our Bolton area referendum campaign committee, which will be meeting up for the first time at Bolton Socialist Club in Wood Street, immediately after the town centre signature gathering for our petition (around 1.30pm).
Meet up at 11.00am at the bottom of the Town Hall steps in Victoria Square.
Follow this link to sign a Labour Party petition to add weight to a motion to scrap this cruel tax.
Lancashire's anti-fracking 'Nanas' call for urgent action to block the Government's Infrastructure Bill which is up for debate again tomorrow (Monday 8th Dec) in the House of Commons.
Not only will the Bill, if it becomes law, allow drillers to frack under everyone's homes without their permission, and to dump whatever they want there, including nuclear and other toxic waste; but it will also enable the transfer of any public land, including any presently owned by local Councils, to a new 'Homes & Communities Agency' who can then use it, sell it or otherwise dispose it however they wish.
Please contact your MP today and call on them to oppose the passage of this bill, which will give a green light to the frackers and the privatisers.
Over three decades of oil drilling in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Chevron dumped more than 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater into pristine rainforest.
The company owes people living in the Amazon $9.5 billion -- but has repeatedly refused to pay up, using its immense wealth and corporate influence to wriggle out of all responsibility. Now, we finally have a chance to make Chevron face justice.
Sign the petition click here.