The global E-magazine on cooperatives in industry and services
It has been more than a week since the devastating typhoon Haiyan hit Philippines. The National Confederation of Cooperatives in Philippines (NATCCO) is reporting that to date, at least 350,000 cooperative members are affected.
By Hazel Corcoran, Executive director of the Canadian Worker Cooperative Federation (CWCF) It is with profound sadness that we report the sudden death of Dr. Ian MacPherson, on November 16, 2013, at the age of 74 years. Ian was nationally and internationally renowned as a cooperator and cooperative historian, and had nearly fifty years of service to the cooperative movement including as the founding President of the Canadian Cooperative (...)
The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) events in South Africa, which grouped 1200 people from 88 countries, were very intense and rich in contents for CICOPA. The workshop “Access to Community Services – Social Needs, Cooperative Answers” and the launch of the report “Cooperative Growth for the 21st Century” figured prominently.
After Fagor Electrodomésticos filed for protection from creditors while it tries to refinance its debt, a cooperative of the MONDRAGON Corporation, it should be emphasized that the cooperative model in general and the MONDRAGON Corporation in particular is showing its commitment to people. This commitment is stated in the decisions of the MONDRAGON Corporation to maintain and defend the jobs of nearly 2,000 workers in the Basque Country who could be affected by this difficult situation marked by a drop in sales and (...)
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