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Alex Bird is an experienced co-operative searcher and activist. Follow him @coopalex3

Robin Murray

Co-operator and Industrial Economist, author of ‘Co-operation in the Age of Google’, Robin Murray has died. For an appreciation by Hilary Wainwright please follow this link. https://www.opendemocracy.net/neweconomics/life-robin-murray-visionary-economist/ For the Guardian obituary, follow this linkhttps://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jun/19/robin-murray-obituary?CMP=share_btn_link   Photo:Bethany Murray David Smith writes: I … Continue reading

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An event surely not to miss!

23rd June – Cardiff How we can build a culture that embeds co-operative and mutual principles and collaborative approaches in Welsh life. For tickets, go to:- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/building-a-co-operative-country-tickets-33583370766 Someone who knows says: “A must attend event for all Welsh Co-operators”

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Co-operative Group AGM Motion 9

CMW Executive Member Chris Hall tackled the issue of pay ratios at the Co-operative Group’s AGM last Saturday. To see him talking about the motion, watch this clip:https://vimeo.com/218332690 To read the transcript follow this link:https://www.dropbox.com/s/gori9b3jzoaqlsk/Chris%20Hall%20pay%20ratios.pdf?dl=0  

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Co-working for Creatives – Soar Theatre, 21st June 2017

To book your free place – go to Eventbrite To book your free place – go to Eventbrite Further details at http://www.cultcymru.org

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An Invitation

David Smith, Secretary of Co-operatives and Mutual Wales, writes: Thanks to everyone who attended, or expressed a keen interest, in our 1st and 2nd Co-op Education events, both of which have been interesting and successful, such that we are now turning … Continue reading

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Community Care Co-ops and the Rural Challenge

C&MW’s congratulates Plunkett on this rural  English initiative and warmly welcomes shared working with the innovative Welsh Care to Co-operate venture.

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Japan – Wales Study Tour

Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales has been instrumental in organising a two day study tour of Social Co-ops in Wales for researchers from Japan. Mr Koichi Sato, from the Consumers Co-operative Institute of Japan has a particular interest in the activities of … Continue reading

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Building a Co-operative Country

Building a Co-operative Country Principality Stadium, Cardiff 23 June 2017, 10:00 – 15:00 Join the Wales Co-operative Centre at this one day event to explore how we can build a culture that embeds co-operative and mutual principles and collaborative approaches … Continue reading

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Community of Enquiry report

To read the Coop News report on the event ‘A Co-operative Education for a Co-operative Wales?’ follow this link:https://www.thenews.coop/116686/sector/regional-organisations/a-co-operative-education-for-a-co-operative-wales/ To read in Welsh (courtesy of Emrys Roberts, Cardiff) follow this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/phflz20gvt0de15/CoE%28%20Welsh%29.doc?dl=0

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Support Community Wind Power!

Awel is a Community Benefit Society and its project owns and run two 2.35MW Enercon wind turbines on Mynydd y Gwrhyd, 20 miles north of Swansea. These turbines will produce clean, low carbon energy and are forecast to generate an … Continue reading

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Link error

Our Eventbrite Booking Form for the upcoming Education event on April 8th contained an error. If you’ve followed the link and tried to book and found it to be marked as “sold out” and were unable to register, please return as … Continue reading

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NEWS RELEASE; A New Approach in Education

A complete overhaul of the “Learning Experience” – from primary level through to adult education – is being demanded by David Smith, a Community Activist and former college lecturer from Newport. Mr Smith, who is Secretary of Co-operatives and Mutuals … Continue reading

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Co-operative Education in Wales 19/11/2016

Our event on Co-operative Education in Wales held on Saturday November 19th 2016 was a great success, and a short video of the event is below:- CMW Co-op Education round table snapshots.compressed from Callum Johnston on Vimeo.

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Co-operative Education in Wales – Shaping Future Strategy – 08/04/2017

A Co-operative education system for a co-operative Wales? Saturday 8th April, 2017, Cartrefi Cymru Cardiff HQ, Curran Road, Cardiff (entrance in Trade Street) 10.00am – 4.00pm – £10.00 plus booking fee This community of enquiry should go some way towards … Continue reading

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Relighting the Fire? Co-operative Education in Wales – 19/11/2016

    Callum Johnston reports on a round table event organised by Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales “To train and educate the rising generation will at all times be the first object of society, to which every other will be subordinate” … Continue reading

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Only a few places left for our Education Roundtable Event

There’s still time to secure a place at our Co-operative Education roundtable discussion on Saturday 19th November 2016 (10:30 – 3:30) at Cartrefi Cymru, Cardiff The programme comprises a mix of keynote interventions from 4 speakers, and facilitated group discussions. … Continue reading

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New book by Ed Mayo

        “What matters to us? One way of answering that question is through the lens of values, which have a powerful influence on our attitudes and behaviours. Drawing on a range of case studies worldwide…..this short guide … Continue reading

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Plunkett Foundation Events

The Plunkett Foundation are running three open day events taking place across rural Wales hosted by established community co-operatives. The events showcase the benefits community run enterprises can bring to rural communities. These events are for anyone worried about the … Continue reading

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Co-op Census

Co-operatives UK are in the process of creating a National Co-operative Development Strategy. The intention, is to work with co-ops to create a simple strategy that can help us, as a sector, decide where we focus our energies over the coming … Continue reading

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Co-operative Group results published today

The Co-operative Group Annual Results 2015 are published today. To view the RNS/Press Release click on the following link: http://www.co-operative.coop/corporate/press/press-releases/headline-news/results-2015/ To view the Annual Report & Accounts click on the following link: http://www.co-operative.coop/annual-results-2015

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