This event is organised by The Co-operative College
Join The Co-op College for a very special online event to mark the launch of Union Co-ops UK: A Manifesto for Decent Work.
A Union Co-op is a fully unionised, worker co-operative, owned and controlled by those who own and work in it.
Trade unions are at the heart of this idea: a union co-op offers the potential for a 100% unionised workforce, with the union an essential part of the co-op governance. The union co-op model can deliver improved wages and other terms and conditions by eliminating the top slicing that's commonly seen in capitalist enterprises.
It's a model that offers us an opportunity to reset the working world, harnessing the collective power of workers, their knowledge, skills and creativity through strong partnerships between unions and co-operatives. As the world of work looks set to change beyond all recognition as a result of covid-19, we think this is a model that has the potential to offer hope to millions of people across the globe.
A range of guest speakers will be sharing their thoughts over the course of 90 minutes and break out rooms will be used to stimulate debate and discussion, giving you ample opportunity to discuss and debate the key points within the manifesto.