The fifth Co-op mystery 2: an outstanding ambassador for the co-operative movement suffers for good & generous actions

Readership of the site shot up yesterday – though one reader needs to be reminded that achieving ‘balance’ is not the mission of this site. That is to continue a correspondence with “a group of co-operators concerned about the ‘corporatisation’ of the large societies” and indeed anything which brings the movement into disrepute.

It is good to be able to say that further information, received unofficially, brings with it a huge sigh of relief.

The relief came because the individual mentioned in the last post – “honest, hard-working and highly respected in the city in which he worked” – is not said to have committed one of the usual peccadilloes.

The information received is being placed before the society in question for confirmation.

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One Response to The fifth Co-op mystery 2: an outstanding ambassador for the co-operative movement suffers for good & generous actions

  1. admin says:

    Vic Parks, some time contributor to the News ( http://www.thenews.coop/article/what-now-labour%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-intelligentsia) and one of the consciences of the co–operative movement, sends a comment by email:

    Are all these examples of control freak management which undermines democratic principles of democracy and caring for others?

    If there is a high turnover of employees and where they also go on long term sick leave and to industrial tribunals, these are indicators of such an ethos.

    In my view, Co-op Group is the arch “villain.” I was pushed out as Area Committee Chair for trying to stand up to management and the senior managers instrumental in my exit are still there! Elected members are so WEAK!

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