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
- Europa Press (Spanish press agency): http://www.europapress.es/nacional/noticia-rsc-cooperativas-crean-200-mas-empleo-primer-semestre-2012-comparacion-mismo-periodo-2011-20121207103043.html