union-coops:uk is a group of UK trade unionists, co-operators, educators, and academics, who are seeking to to create decent work through fully unionised worker co-operatives that have unions at the core of their democracy.  

The idea of the union-co-op has grown out of a formal collaboration in different countries between unions and the co-operative movement and is based on an expanded set of co-operative principles which are focused on protecting worker’s rights, creating decent work and paying a fair wage:

  1. Voluntary and open membership
  2. Democratic member control
  3. Member economic participation
  4. Autonomy and independence
  5. Education, training and information
  6. Co-operation among co-operatives
  7. Concern for community
  8. Subsidiarity of capital to labour
  9. Solidarity and fairness in renumeration
  10. Commitment to union co-op development

To download union-coops:uk manifesto click here

UK Society for Co-operative Studies is registered in England and Wales as a charitable incorporated organisation Number 1175295. Our registered office is Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 0AS.
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