This article was written by CWCF upon request from the international worker co-operative organization, CICOPA, for a series on co-ops and the informal economy.
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CICOPA’s Bruno Roelants will be presenting to the International Labour Organization Conference in Geneva in early June on this topic, to encourage the ILO to place a strong reference to worker co-operatives as a way to bring workers into the formal economy. CWCF has advocated on this topic with the Canadian Labour Congress and other delegates to the ILO Conference from Canada.