COCETA underlines that around 80% of the cooperators have a fixed salary, due to the fact that they are also members of the cooperative. Besides that, 50% of the cooperative workers are women, and they are present in 40% of the decision making positions. There are 17.000 worker cooperatives in Spain; employing more than a quarter of a million people.
The Spanish version of the documentary Together, produced by CECOP – CICOPA Europe was presented last week in Madrid. Several media sources reported about the event. You can read some examples here:
Público (Spanish online newspaper): http://www.publico.es/dinero/447058/la-economia-social-es-la-solucion-para-no-repetir-los-errores-de-la-crisis
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