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Work Together is out: latest news on cooperatives active in industry and services

The November-December issue of the E-magazine Work Together featuring news of cooperatives within Industry and Services worldwide is out! The brand new campaign "Social needs, cooperative answers" on how cooperatives provide community services, the main inputs of the III Cooperative Summit of the Americas, the re-establishment of the social economy intergroup at the European Parliament, a review on Mercosur’s past, present, and future and an analyse on migrant domestic workers in the Middle (...)

Worker cooperatives, a solution to empower migrant domestic workers in the Middle East?

Arab countries have seen an increase, in mainly female, migrant domestic workers who have become the primary care providers in the household. The lack of a comprehensive governance framework for migrant domestic workers results in an asymmetric working relation between the domestic worker and the employer. This working relation, determined by the kafala (sponsorship) system, is characterized according to the ILO, by an uneven distribution of power whereby the workers have limited or no (...)

Mercosur’s past, present, and future in a developing region

As well as announcing new postings and preparing for the 2015 Work Plan, CICOPA Mercosur is launching a new website with the aim of it becoming a regional reference point for the dissemination, promotion and advocacy of worker cooperatives.

Working together with joint responsibility is essential to strengthening sector specific cooperative networks

"In order to strengthen sector specific cooperative networks everyone involved needs to work together", said Christian Miño, president of Argentina's Confederación Nacional de Cooperativas de Trabajo/CNCT (National Confederation of Worker Cooperatives, in English). Specifically, he was speaking in relation to the signing of an agreement with the Universidad Nacional de Lanús/UNLa (Lanús National University, in English), working towards the creation of strong and sustainable cooperative production units in the textile, engineering, (...)

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