The Future of Work: Where do Industrial and Service Cooperatives Stand?

The organization of work and of the production of goods and services is experiencing profound changes that may strongly alter the way in which we work and the future of work itself. In discussing the future of work, it is necessary to differentiate 4 interrelated categories of issues. The present strategic paper review these 4 areas below and provide recommendations structured around the ILO’s concept of Decent Work.

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Cooperatives are responsible for almost 10% of world employment, new study shows

CICOPA, the international organisation of industrial and service cooperatives, published today its second global report on “Cooperatives and Employment”. Based on data from 156 countries, the updated estimate shows that employment in or within the scope of cooperatives concerns at least 279.4 million people across the globe, in other words 9.46% of the world’s employed population.

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