Around 125 worker cooperatives have been affected by the magnitude 5.1 earthquake, which occurred Wednesday 11th May with the epicenter in the town of Lorca (Spain). According to the president of the Worker Cooperatives Union of Murcia (Ucomur), Juan Antonio Pedreño, who is also President of COCETA (Spanish Confederation of Worker Cooperatives), there is no knowledge of people injured within the cooperatives so far, although they have reported serious damage to buildings.
The organisations have opened a current account by the Cajamar bank for those who want to make a donation to help the cooperatives.
Bank account: UCOMUR-UCOERM-3058-0243-44-2720020246
BIC SWIFT: CCRIES2A
For more information: http://www.coceta.coop/noticias/noticia.asp?id=304
International Organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and
Service Producers' Cooperatives
Secretariat: C/O European Cooperative House - avenue Milcamps 105
1030 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 543 1033, fax: +32 2 543 1037