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April/Mai issue of Work Together is out!

The April/May issue of the magazine ‪Work Together‬ sharing the latest news on cooperatives active in industry and services worldwide is out! The magazine also includes a special dossier on how those cooperatives contribute to the genter equity.

National Carers’ Framework: opportunities and challenges for cooperatives

A new state-run framework entitled the Sistema Nacional Integrado de Cuidados (SNIC) (National Integrated Carers’ Framework, in English), is being implemented in Uruguay. The framework has been designed to nationalise the care sector, making it a public service, and regulating private care providers. The scheme offers significant opportunities for the formation of worker cooperatives dedicated to providing (...)

How to create value at lower cost through innovation?

The viewpoints of Navi Radjou and Jeremy Rifkin at the 2016 International Summit of Cooperatives: For the third edition of the International Summit of Cooperatives, which will be held in Quebec (Canada) from October 11 to 13, 2016, the eminent innovation and leadership advisor Navi Radjou and the world-renowned economist, prospectivist and influential political advisor to many world governments Jeremy Rifkin will propose new growth strategies to mitigate the limitations of the traditional (...)

Texto Puerto Sauce, weaving hope for the community

Cooperative Puerto Sauce is a business which has been brought back from the brink. The textile business is a major employer in the small Uruguayan town of Juan Lacaze in the Colonia region. It recently took out a loan from the Development Fund Fondos, a state-run entity in Uruguay created to assist with manufacturing projects managed by the workers themselves. The factory will receive an initial sum of 600,000 dollars and the remainder, more than a million, will be handed over when the factory achieves the stages and goals set out by the (...)

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