Category Archives: News

New worker co-op in Swansea

Seven ex-Remploy employees have joined together to form a worker co-operative on the site of Remploy’s former factory in the Fforestfach area of Swansea. Accommodation Furniture Solutions (AFS) will initially provide work for the seven staff who have all invested … Continue reading

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The Co-operative Economy in Wales

The Co-operative Economy has continued to grow in Wales throughout the recession, just as it has across the UK. The UK Economy’s GDP shrank during the recession, and has only just recovered to the same level as when the recession … Continue reading

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Wales Co-operative Centre publishes more research

Over the last 18 months the Wales Co-operative Centre have published a series of research reports. The latest looking at Co-operative Housing is available here               Other reports include Alun Burge’s look at co-op … Continue reading

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No limit for Community Owned Clubs

                      CMW organised a special event on the community ownership of sport at the Co-op Congress at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff last month. Read the full report at http://www.news.coop/article/no-upper-limit-what-community-owned-club-can-be

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Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission

The independent Commission chaired by Andrew Davies has been set up to make recommendations on growing and developing the co-operative and mutual economy in Wales. The deadline for submitting evidence is fast approaching. You are encouraged to address your evidence to … Continue reading

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ICA Decade of Co-operation

The International Co-operative Alliance has published its final version of the Decade of Co-operation, which lays out the strategy for the international movement. Download the full report here:- ica_blueprint_-_final_version_issued_7_feb_13

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European Mutual Statute comes a step closer

On March 14th  the European Parliament in Strasbourg unanimously adopted a report by MEP Luigi Berlinguer (S&D) on a European Mutual Statute. This comes after a campaign undertaken by the Association Internationale de la Mutualité (AIM), which was supported by leading … Continue reading

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Credit Unions Report published by Welsh Government

Some Credit Unions could close if Welsh Government funding is withdrawn at the end of this year, a report for the Welsh Government warns Credit Unions in Wales are supported by Welsh Government funding, the current phase of which ends … Continue reading

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www.shares.coop launches

consultancy.coop, a worker co-operative of third sector consultants which is a member of Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales and Co-operatives UK has launched a brand new service aimed at organisations that are raising investment funds through a Community Shares Issue This is becoming an … Continue reading

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Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission

The independent Commission has been set up by the Welsh Government to make recommendations on growing and developing the co-operative and mutual economy in Wales. they have now issued a call for evidence. The Commission would like to hear views … Continue reading

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Strategic Marketing Manager at Co-operative News

The News is looking for a Strategic Marketing Manager Salary: £35,000 per annum, pro rata on 21 hours per week Location: Office in Manchester with option of flexible working from home Closing date: 5pm Friday 8th March 2013 Interviews: Commencing … Continue reading

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First Minister’s Questions

At First Minister Questions on January 29th, the day after the presentation by Ted Howard on the Evergreen Co-operatives in Cleveland Ohio to the Assembly’s Cross Party Group on Co-operatives and Mutuals, Vaughan Gething AM, the Chair of the Group  … Continue reading

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IYC 2012 – Seeds of Hope ~ From Wales to Africa

As part of the celebrations for the UN Year of Co-operative, three community-based projects in Wales and Africa are being supported by a fundraising campaign created by The Co-operative Membership Cymru/Wales. Seeds of Hope (Hadau Gobaith in Welsh) is an … Continue reading

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Social Co-ops Development Forum

A new Social Co-ops Development Forum has been formed to bring together co-operators and others involved in social care to develop social co-ops in Wales. Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales now has a dedicated page for this Forum at http://www.cooperatives-wales.coop/?page_id=1879 Future … Continue reading

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2013 – start of the Co-operative Decade

The International Co-operative Alliance has published a Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade

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Generation Community share offer for project in Newport

Generation Community is a new community cooperative registered with the FSA, pushing the boundaries in Co-operative finance. Gen Community are launching projects (PV, wind, and renewable heating) in the £1 – £2 million range, and are not geographically tied to … Continue reading

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Robert Owen Museum Newsletter

The latest edition of the Robert Owen Museum Newsletter is available to download here:- Newsletter December 2012 If you would be like to receive updates regularly, feel free join their email list by emailing brandwoods1950@btinternet.com Hard copies will be available in the Museum … Continue reading

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2012 comes to a close

  2012 has been United Nations International Year of Co-operatives. From Chelmsford to China, Ilford to India, co-operatives and their members and supporters around the world have come together to show how co-operatives build a better world. And what a … Continue reading

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Community Co-ops Report launched

Wales Co-operative Centre has published its final report during the 2012 International Year of Co-operatives. The report, Community Co-operatives in Wales, details the extent and value of Community Co-operatives. Read the full report here:- IYC Report 4 Community Co-ops

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Humanizing the Economy – John Restakis

“Humanizing the Economy – Co-operatives in the Age of Capital” by John Restakis, Executive Director of the British Columbia Co-operative Association is now available as an audio book published by the Post Hypnotic Press.

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