Weekend of inspiration for worker co-ops

Worker co-operative members from across the UK gathered at Kibblestone Scout Camp in Staffordshire on 6-8 May to share, learn and be inspired.

Hosted by Co-operatives UK, the annual worker co-operative weekend is designed and run by worker co-ops, for worker co-ops, with practical sessions combined with camping, campfires and food sourced from co-operatives.

This year’s event included sessions on the history of co-operatives (and worker co-operatives), and stories and lessons from co-ops around the world. Workshops covered worker co-operative practicalities, such as dealing with conflict and HR issues, as well as sessions on politics and the commons.

“The worker co-op weekend is a great mix of practical peer learning and provocative discussions,” said John Atherton, Co-operatives UK membership manager. “Over the weekend there were around 70 people from worker co-ops both large and small, young and old, all sharing the same belief that we will create a better, more fairer society if there are more worker-owned businesses in the world.”

Read the full article at Co-operative News


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