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27 May 2011

Building gender equality through cooperatives

Position paper

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

Position paper

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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26 May 2011

Letter on sustainable employment sent to EU key actors

Position paper

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24 May 2011

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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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"

Position paper

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

Position paper

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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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11 Apr 2011

2. COOPROUTE

Position paper

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07 Apr 2011

International Year of Cooperatives: “Cooperative enterprises build a better world"

Position paper

“Cooperative Enterprises build a better world” will be the slogan of the 2012 United Nations International Year of Cooperatives. It highlights the contribution of cooperatives to socio-economic development, in parti...

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25 Mar 2011

Relief fund for worker cooperatives in Japan

Position paper

JWCU, the Japanese organisation for worker’s cooperatives, is reporting severe damages among its members. Some workers’ relatives are still missing. Many people have no gas, water or electricity even if the situatio...

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22 Mar 2011

France: Democracy succeeds at cooperatives!

Position paper

For the first time in its history, the General Confederation of Scop (CG Scop) has launched a big campaign across the whole country. Its goal: to educate the working world that “Scops” (production cooperatives) are...

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