The Construction of ‘WorkersCo-op’

Let’s build a structure parallel to existing National Government as well as Local Government structural categories in line with co-operative values and towards political strategy such as:

Offices of Workers Co-operatives

Consisting of Production, Management and Consumer Co-ops:

  • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Energy Co-ops)
  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (Cultural Industries Co-ops)
  • Education (Co-op College, Nurseries, Upskilling)
  • Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Farming, Eco, Green Co-ops)
  • Board of Trade + International Trade (Export, Import Co-ops)
  • Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (Planning+Development, Housing)
  • Transport (Buses, Bikes, Trains)
  • Work and Pensions (Internal Employment+Finance)
  • Health and Social Care (Surgeries, Care Co-ops, Pharmacies)
  • HM Treasury (Banking, Credit Unions, Financial Sector)
  • Home Office (Body Guards, Security Services, Insurance)
  • Ministry of Defence (Campaigns, strategists)
  • Ministry of Justice (Solicitors, Legal)
  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (International co-op development, Fair Trade)

All the above should not infringe, substitute or replace services provided by the state or local government…


Thanks @ArtZone this is great ambition. At the moment is one 3-day worker and about 30 people working in groups on a voluntary basis, so we perhaps will need to lean on Co-ops UK for policy at the national level, as we develop member industrial and regional/local circles. Our political orientation in the early years may therefore need to be towards workers and workers’ organisations, especially youth, and proposing the worker co-op system politically to people who’ve never heard of it before. What do you think?

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