Category Archives: News

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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Rochdale Pioneers on Film4 Sunday Nov 11th at 5.45pm

The Rochdale Pioneers film premiered at the Co-operatives United event in Manchester last week will be shown on FILM 4 this SUNDAY (11 NOVEMBER) at 5.45. It is well worth seeing, please advertise as widely as possible.  The inspirational new … Continue reading

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McKinsey on Co-operatives

The international management consultants, McKinsey & Company have discovered co-operatives, and it seems that they rather like what they’ve found. They released their much-heralded report “McKinsey on Co-operatives” on Tuesday on October 9th at the International Cooperative Summit in Quebec where their … Continue reading

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New Cross-Channel ferry co-op launched

MyFerryLink, the newest operator on the Channel is a French worker co-op, or SCOP (Societe Co-Operative et Participative) which started operations from Calais to Dover on August 20th operating 10 crossings per day. They are using the Rodin and the … Continue reading

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UKSCS Membership Offer

The UK Society for Co-op Studies held another successful Annual Conference in Lincoln last weekend on the subject of Co-operatives – Community and Place. The Society has extended its special membership offer as part of a drive to increase membership, … Continue reading

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Shift Change – coming soon

A new film on worker co-ops is due to be released this October. The film, Shift Change, by Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young will be premiered on October 18th at the Grand Lake Theater, Oakland, California More details at http://shiftchange.org/   … Continue reading

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Neath Port Talbot Credit Union honoured for school savings scheme

Neath Port Talbot Credit Union recently attended Downing Street, and the Houses of Parliament in recognition of the credit union’s work in their school saving initiatives. NPTCU’s work with schools has resulted in an outstanding growth to their current 36 … Continue reading

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Ethical Consumer launches essay competition on co-operative alternatives to capitalism

Building on previous work on Co-op Capitalism by Professor Noreena Hertz, Co-operatives UK is pleased to support a new essay prize and crowd-sourcing website launched by Ethical Consumer, the UK’s leading alternative consumer organisation. What would the world be like … Continue reading

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New Community Shares Loan Fund

  The Co-operative Loan Fund is one of three partners involved in the creation of a new fund designed to support communities wanting to raise investment by a community share issue. The Co-operative Community Shares Fund is managed by Co-operative … Continue reading

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Leading the Dragon

The report of the recent study visit to Mondragon in the Basque country was launched at the Co-operative Group Membership (Wales/Cymru) Conference on July 7th

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The Nuttall Report

Norman Lamb, Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs launches the Nuttall Report on employee ownership, Sharing Success.

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International Co-operative Day statement released

The ICA have released the 2012 International Year of Co-operatives statement of greetings to co-operators worldwide, which will be on International Co-operative Day, July 7th 2012 Read the statement here: International Co-operative Day 2012

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Co-operative Economy 2012 launched

Wales Contributes to UK Co-operative Economy Outperforming the Market for Fourth Consecutive Year The 394 co-operative enterprises in Wales with a turnover of £1.3bn have contributed to the UK co-operative economy outperforming the UK economy for the fourth consecutive year, … Continue reading

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Free .coop domain names

Co-operatives which don’t already have a .coop internet domain name can get one free for the first year throughout 2012. Don’t miss out. Details and application at www.identity.coop

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Craft in the Bay turns 10!

  The popular gallery Craft in the Bay is celebrating its tenth birthday since opening the doors to the  refurbished ‘D Shed’, a Grade II listed Victorian maritime warehouse in the heart of Cardiff Bay. It is  10 years ago … Continue reading

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Mondragon 2012

Mondragon Co-operative Corporation have launched a new video for 2012 Don’t forget, there will be more details on Mondragon at the Co-operative Group conference

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Co-operative Alliance Ireland

The Irish Cooperative Organisation Society, The National Association of Building Co-operatives and the Irish League of Credit Unions came together yesterday (May 15th) at Croke Park, Dublin, to launch the Co-operative Alliance Ireland to celebrate the International Year of Co-operatives. … Continue reading

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SCOPE launch report on Mutualisation of Personal Care

Scope have launched their policy thinkpiece, Individualism versus Collectivism in Care at the Assembly today, 08/05/2012.

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Wrexham Supporters Trust

Wrexham Supporters Trust, set up with the support of the Co-operative Enterprise Hub and Supporters Direct have launched a community share issue to raise £300,000 to add to the £60,000 they have already raised. Our Club, Our Future was launched … Continue reading

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Saving Welsh Businesses

Wales Co-operative Centre’s latest report on business succession as a way of saving Welsh businesses has just been published. Download the report here:- Business Succession Time Bomb

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