ABOUT: true democratic co-operation

Don’t let the co-operative sun set!

Concerned co-operators uphold the practice of members’ ownership and control, the norm in most worker co-operatives but neglected, though affirmed in principle, in the larger enterprises:

A few years after the event which has eventually triggered the setting up of this site, a group of  co-operators concerned about the ‘corporatisation’ of the large societies, involving loss of members’ control, began to correspond.

The most fruitful response to our concern has been a definitive article by the Lincolnshire Co-op Chief Executive Ursula Lidbetter, “Commercial confidentiality versus Co-op democracy”.

We are also now including news from employee owned companies and Community Benefit Societies.