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Report – The Rationale for Worker Co-operatives – Creating Democratic and Co-operative Workplaces Based on Equality

February 3, 2011 The Rationale for Worker Co-operatives report, poster and brochure are attached below. To help raise awareness of democratic and co-operative workplaces based on equality, please print and distribute widely! Rationale 2012 Version_fnl The Rationale for Worker Co-operatives – Brochure The Rationale for Worker Co-operatives – Poster

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Strategies for Developing Immigrant Worker Co-ops

Immigrant Worker Co-op Strategies paper drafted by Hazel Corcoran of the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation. Excerpt: I. Background Through the current Co-operative Development Initiative (CDI) Innovation and Research (I & R) Project, the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (CWCF), in consultation with its Diversity Committee, is prioritizing worker co-op development in immigrant communities, including approaches and…

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Guidelines for Determining Whether or Not There Is an Employer-Employee Relationship in a worker Co-op

This Brief attempts to highlight the criteria used to determine whether or not a worker co-op has an employer-employee relationship or is classed as a group of independent contractors. Excerpt: Purpose of This Document 1. The purpose of this Brief is to outline the nature of worker co-operatives and the method for determining whether or…

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The Worker Co-operative Movements in Italy, Mondragon and France: Context, Success Factors and Lessons

Abstract The objective of this paper is to analyze the public policy environment, capitalization environment, availability of federation support, and the context for the worker co-op movements in each of Italy, Mondragon (Spain) and France. These three countries or regions have the largest, most dynamic worker co-op movements in the world. To grow a large…

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An Ongoing Challenge: Managing Equity

In a previous column, Alain Bridault, President, ORION cooperative research and consulting, we stressed the importance of managing the acceptability of decisions taken by the board of directors or senior management in their respective powers fields .We pointed out that the only right decisions are decisions well accepted by the members, that is to say,…

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