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22 Jun 2011

Business Transfers to Employees under the Form of a Cooperative in Europe

Position paper

CECOP-CICOPA Europe’s presents in this document the opportunities and challenges for successful business transfers in Europe under the cooperative form. Several good examples are presented from Spain, Italy, France and th...

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16 Jun 2011

EU co-financed Project encourages collaboration between Brazil and Uruguay cooperatives

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Red del Sur (Southern Network) has launched in 2010 an EU co-financed project, where processes focused in cross-border cooperation are reinforced. Organizations from Brazil and Uruguay, respectively UNISOL and FCPU, are already...

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07 Jun 2011

Sustainable employment: a key for the future of Europe

Position paper

CECOP - CICOPA Europe launched a campaign on sustainable employment highlighting the fact that worker cooperatives, social cooperatives and other types of enterprises owned by their workers allow a more sustainable type of empl...

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03 Jun 2011

The new law of ‘Sociedades laborales’ is envisaged to be adopted before the summer

Position paper

The Spanish Government has stated that the drafting reform of the law for the ‘Sociedades laborales’ (SAL), a specific form of worker-owned businesses, “is in a very advanced stage” and is expected to be...

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31 May 2011

The Romanian Minister of Culture and National Heritage denounces counterfeiting

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In an interview with the newspaper ‘Viata C’ published by UCECOM, the organisation Romanian worker cooperatives, Irina Cajal Marin, the deputy Secretary of the State along with the Romanian Minister of Culture and N...

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27 May 2011

Building gender equality through cooperatives

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In 8th March 2011 it was the centenary of International Women's Day. To mark this occasion, Work Together is coming back to the crucial role of women in worker cooperatives.

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26 May 2011

CECOP – CICOPA Europe raises awareness of European Union representatives with its campaign on sustainable employment

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CECOP – CICOPA Europe has sent a letter to several high-level EU decision makers to raise their awareness with its European campaign on sustainable employment highlighting the fact that worker cooperatives, social coopera...

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24 May 2011

Isabelle Durant : “Employment sustainability is also reflected in the management of the company that produces it”

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Isabelle Durant, Vice-President of the European Parliament and MEP (EFA / The Greens), has agreed to answer the questions of "Work Together" on the occasion of this special issue on sustainable employment. Isabelle Du...

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24 May 2011

Entries on the ‘Global Awards for Cooperative Excellence’

Position paper

The Global Awards for Cooperative Excellence have been created by DotCoop, the sponsor of the ‘.coop’ domain, to recognize the application of cooperative values and principles to drive cooperative and business succe...

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19 May 2011

Save employment : Italtac shows the way

Position paper

The Italian Italtac company is a cooperative recently created and specialized in the production of self-adhesive material. It has a high level of technical expertise thanks to its highly qualified workforce.

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19 May 2011

Issue 4 - May 2011

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18 May 2011

Around 125 worker cooperatives affected by the earthquake in Spain

Position paper

Around 125 worker cooperatives have been affected by the magnitude 5.1 earthquake, which occurred Wednesday 11th May with the epicenter in the town of Lorca (Spain). According to the president of the Worker Cooperatives Union o...

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16 May 2011

Cooperatives and social innovation

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The European Parliament has adopted an own-initiative report by Judith A. Merkies (S&D, NL) on May 12th in response to the European Commission Communication setting out the main initiatives needed to create “Europe 20...

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16 May 2011

Co-operatives UK to launch petition calling for action to narrow the gap between rich and poor

Position paper

In 2010, the whole cooperative movement mobilised at the occasion of the first 'Co-operatives Fortnight'. The campaign got 2.3 million people involved, around 70,000 were active online and the media coverage reached ove...

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11 May 2011

3. Past Projects

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25 Apr 2011

The ”Sociedades laborales” secure jobs in time

Position paper

The jobs consolidation in the "Sociedades Laborales" (SAL) in Spain has been made reality thanks to the fact it is a worker-owned enterprise. {"If four people join together to create a company and own it, then th...

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25 Apr 2011

Single market act: "the cooperative sector more vibrant than ever"

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The European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, Michel Barnier, has presented on 13th of April the “Single Market Act”, a text regrouping twelve priorities designed to boost growth and reinforce citizens...

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20 Apr 2011

CECOP position: Green Paper - Public Procurements

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13 Apr 2011

Spanish production company edits a documentary about cooperatives throughout the world

Position paper

The Spanish audiovisual production cooperative m30m made a documentary about cooperatives around the world and are currently in the editing process of the first episode recorded in Chile. They are also working on the developmen...

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12 Apr 2011

Czech Labour Minister supports cooperatives

Position paper

The Czech Minister of Social Affairs, Jaromír Drábek, raised the profile of the opening of the CECOP-CICOPA Europe Board meeting in Prague by attending the event, which took place on 29th March in the SCMVD office...

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