Category Archives: Employee ownership

Co-operative Group announce some drivers will be transferred to Eddie Stobart; bad management alleged

The Group’s board has announced that some drivers will be transferred to Eddie Stobart and 85 staff at the Coventry national distribution centre were told they could be moved to the private haulier in April. The Group currently operates around 3,000 … Continue reading

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Invitation to the Convergence Festival which builds on Ireland’s rich tradition of co-operatives and the current interest in community ownership

 An invitation from Cultivate – a practical sustainability organisation which aims to equip people to respond to the twin issues of energy vulnerability and climate change by providing access to the knowledge and tools that cultivate sustainable lifestyles and resilient … Continue reading

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The workers who ran their own mill — the first productive co-operative society

A transcript about co-operative pioneers of Hebden Bridge was found on the site of Prezi, a cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool for presenting ideas on a virtual canvas. Summary with added pictures below. Hebden Bridge (below) in the West … Continue reading

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Several Venezuelans visited this website last week: in turn we search for news about Venezuelan co-operatives

Co-operatives are said to be quietly transforming people’s values in Venezuela. Worker co-operatives develop trust, solidarity and teamwork. Co-operation and community empowerment are values which contrast with the individualism and selfishness promoted by the corporate-owned mass media to increase consumption. … Continue reading

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Italian co-operatives: raising and developing the weakest part of our local communities and civil society

The roots of the co-operative movement in Italy go back to 19th century workers’ associations, with credit services, agricultural and building co-ops forming an important part of the overall economy. There are more than 20, 000 cooperatives, including housing and … Continue reading

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Will Syriza succeed in boosting the co-operative economy in Greece?

In a Co-operative News article, Anca Voinea reports indications that Syriza’s win in January could boost the co-operative sector, noting that rebuilding the country’s economy was one of its major election pledges. In its manifesto, Syriza highlighted the importance of … Continue reading

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An alternative to the “throw-away culture created by the powers that control the economic and financial policies of the globalized world.”

The roots of the co-operative movement in Italy go back to 19th century workers’ associations, with credit services, agricultural and building co-ops forming an important part of the overall economy. There are more than 20, 000 cooperatives, including housing and … Continue reading

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