With its latest publication ‘LIGHTS ON! Worker and social cooperatives tackling undeclared work’, CECOP raises awareness on the problem of undeclared work, and how cooperatives develop strategies and models to fight it. Together with the report, CECOP launched a docuseries which highlights key findings of the report and showcases cooperatives fighting undeclared work.
CECOP President Giuseppe Guerini argues that undeclared work is an often-overlooked problem in European labour market yet is has several implications for workers and cooperatives. He discusses how cooperative enterprises fight undeclared work, and how the cooperative model provides a well-suited model to ensure formal employment and decent work.
Nazareth is a social cooperative in Cremona, Italy. The cooperative focuses on the reintegration of disadvantaged workers into the formal labour market. The video follows Nazareth to their farm, where they provide job placements and training for formal jobs and thereby help to fight undeclared work.
Undeclared work can be found in many sectors. The language service cooperative Soglasnik in Ljubljana, Slovenia, was created to ensure good working conditions for young interpreters and translators.
Marie Faye from the Diomcoop Cooperative presents their cooperative business in Barcelona, Spain. The cooperative developed creative ways to face undeclared migrant work and today proudly established its own fashion label.