We live in a world of increasing inequality, exploitation, and a fixation on growth at all costs. We need new forms of business and there are a growing number of co-operatives that are owned and controlled primarily for the benefit of their workers.
This workshop will be a practical journey through the stages of setting up a worker co-op, exploring the different options and decisions you’ll make along the way.
Siôn Whellens co-designed and launched the Worker Cooperative Solidarity Fund, which has 525 contributing members, mainly worker co-operators. SolidFund backs worker co-op education, skills development and organisation projects.
John Atherton works at Co-operatives UK, the national network for all co-ops, with a particular focus on worker co-ops. John edited the 2nd edition of the worker code of practice and has directly supported many worker co-ops over the last 12 years.