Tuesday 8th May – Birmingham Co-operatives Info Night
Next Tuesday Loaf will be joining local co-operative businesses, organisations and housing groups at the meeting for Birmingham-based Co-operatives.
Stirchley is home to several worker co-ops (we are one of them!) and we’d like to see more crop up in the area.
Worker co-operatives come in many forms. Successful co-operatives have one thing in common: they apply the values of co-operation – autonomy, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity, in the workplace and in their communities.
Worker co-operatives are trading enterprises, owned and run by the people who work in them, who have an equal say in what the business does, and an equitable share in the wealth created from the products and services they provide.
As well as benefiting their members, all co‑operatives share internationally agreed principles, and act together to ‘build a better world through co-operation’.