Workers" co-operatives

jobs and dreams
  • 216 Pages
  • 3.72 MB
  • English
Heinemann Educational , London, Exeter, NH
Producer cooperatives -- Great Britain., Employee ownership -- Great Britain., Producer cooperatives -- France., Producer cooperatives -- I


Great Britain., France., I

StatementJenny Thornley.
LC ClassificationsHD3175.A4 T48 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 216 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3836331M
ISBN 100435838903
LC Control Number81150584

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Wright devotes a few necessary chapters to the broad, theoretical questions raised by Marxist theory (at times drifting towards historicism), critiquing statist, top-down bureaucracies of Leninists, and advocating for the /5(4).

Worker Co-operatives has 1, members. A public UK and international group connecting worker co-operators and people with an interest in industrial. The new wave of interest in workers' co-operatives A co-op activist network's new book is encouraging worker ownership and drawing on experiences from those working in.

on Co-operatives LIST OF TABLES Distribution of World Co-operative Societies in 42 List of Surviving Older Style Producers’ Co-operatives Registered under the UK Industrial and Provident Societies’ Acts in 45 Italian Workers’ Co-operatives, Lega Workers’ Co-operatives in. Workers and co-operatives.

Michael Burke. Thursday, And there should be far more workers' co-operatives. In his book A Voice. There are also other types of co-operatives covering other aspects of life.

Housing co-operatives provide secure, affordable housing; consumer co-operatives help people buy stuff or services in bulk; and social centres provide space for meetings, events and socialising.

This book focuses on setting up a small scale grassroots workers’ co-op File Size: 3MB. Workers' co-operatives: Jobs and dreams Hardcover – by Jennifer Thornley (Author) › Visit Amazon's Jennifer Thornley Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

See search results for this author. Are you an author. Cited by: Workers co-operatives book co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.

Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the. Worker Cooperatives We intend to raise the consciousness of the people of the world by demonstrating what is possible when we work together in a private, for-profit, worker cooperative business structure, that is designed to narrow the wealth gap as well as address social issues, operate at a very high level, and serve as a great place to work.

identify themselves as workers’ co-operatives and other employee-owned firms that meet the definition provided in this paper. 6 What do we really know about Worker Co-operatives. New descriptive evidence on the characteristics of worker co-operatives Are worker co-operatives smaller than other firms.

Are workers’ cooperatives That is not clear (although he concludes his book on the alternative to capitalism with a discussion of “ways to increase the presence and effects of [Workers’ Self-Directed Enterprises] “Co-operatives,” wrote Luxemburg, “especially co-operatives in the field of production, constitute a hybrid form.

ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 20 cm: Responsibility: Peter Cockerton [and others]. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Thornley, Jennifer. Workers' co-operatives. London: Heinemann Educational Books, © (OCoLC)   In the ’s for example, after the dismissal of thousands of MAWU workers in the wake of a the strike for recognition at BRT-Sarmcol in Howick in Mayworkers formed a number of co-operatives, one of which was the Sarmcol Workers Co-operative (SAWCO), the central activities of which included shirt silk-screening and vegetable farming.

Finally here is a blatant plug for Co-operatives United a international festival of co-operatives taking place in Manchester on the 31 Oct to the 2 Nov.

A great opportunity to mix with other worker co-operatives from the UK and around the world. Parts are free and parts are paid for so please do come if you can. USFWC Worker Co-op Support and Solidarity Call on Tuesday, Webinar de MIC: Plan de Negocios en un Escenario Emergente on Wednesday, USFWC Solidaridad de las cooperativas de trabajadores on Tuesday, USFWC Policy and Advocacy Council - Member Strategy Meeting on Thursday, Radiate Bay Area Info Session 1 on Thursday.

This was published 5 years ago. Worker's co-operatives: A stake in the businesss When employees and bosses join forces in a workers co-operative, everybody wins, writes Michael Green.

In Italy, 14, networked social worker co‑operatives provide 50% of social services. Co‑operatives make up 30% of the economy in many northern Italian towns, and many of them are worker co‑operatives.

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In Argentina, workers took over their recession‑hit factories. These ‘empresas recuperados’ and the other worker co. It is grounded in 50 field interviews with former and current worker co-operators and the regional development model of the Valley Alliance of Worker Co-operatives (VAWC).

This book is a guide and inspiration for building worker co-operatives as well as co-operative economic development through inter-cooperation in any region in this country. Why worker co-operatives don't work I work in a worker co-operative. We're reasonably successful with over 80 members yet internally there is a lot of conflict and ill feeling between members.

Worker-owned cooperatives are business enterprises that are owned and governed by their employees. All worker cooperatives have two common characteristics: 1) member-owners invest in and own the business together, and share the enterprise’s profits, and 2) decision-making is democratic, with each member having one vote.

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Worker co-operatives are very aware of their responsibilities – not just to their workers but also to the local community, and to the environment and the wider world.

Worker co-ops are usually started by the workers themselves and it is the workers who make the decisions, so the organisation by definition will have the interests and concerns. Yugoslavia, ‘co-operatives’ and worker’s self-management Published on 3 April, by preorg When I’ve talked about what a co-operative economy might look like I’ve had it said to me a few times that Yugoslavia, back when it was Yugoslavia, had an economy made up of co-operatives and that this experiment didn’t go very well.

Workers are frequently driven to attempt to defend their jobs by forming a co-operative to continue a business that has failed for some reason.

To have a good chance of success a rescue co-operative must be able to identify the reason for failure and be sure that it has the solution. Worker Co-operatives generally raise their finance from a. In the economic literature, worker co-operatives are viewed as small, specialised and undercapitalised organisations that only thrive in unusual conditions and could not possibly constitute a serious alternative to conventional firms.

This chapter challenges this conventional wisdom, drawing on a range of international economic studies comparing worker co-operatives and conventional firms Cited by: 5. Workers' Co-operative Oral Histories Oral histories with key individuals involved in the workers' co-operative movement between the ss GB WTOH Workers' Co-operative Publications A list of published works relating to workers' co-operatives, employee ownership, and co.

Lockett, M () “Workers co-operatives as an alternative organisational form: incorporation or transformation.” In International Yearbook of Organisational Studies, eds G Salaman and D.

Workers' co-operatives: One for all, all for one 1/3 Self serving: In addition to the canteen, Jeff Walker (far left), and Tony Fawcett have several other roles. As the world of work and jobs is more uncertain than ever through the rise of robotics and the gig economy, Co-operatives and the World of Work furthers the debate on the future of work, sustainable development, and the social and solidarity economy of which cooperatives are a.

It is also possible to have multipurpose domestic workers’ co-operatives that are established as such from the start, or begin with one service and expand into other services based on the needs of their members.

For instance, a cooperative that starts as a fi nancial services cooperative can diversify its services to.2 Principles Co-operatives of associated work aim at a way of working in cooperation and solidarity, through which we, citizens, create jobs necessary for people and local communities.

SINGAPORE - Credit cooperatives were among the first self-help organisations in Singapore, providing workers with an alternative to money Author: Choo Yun Ting.