Posts Tagged ‘ Co-operatives and mutuality ’

Debating the Future of Public Ownership

May 3rd, 2018 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

“Public ownership used to be out in the wilderness; now it’s all the rage,” claims the publicity for an event organised by the Independent Working Class Education Network to debate the future shape of the public sector.



Ways Forward Through Co-operative Solidarity

Feb 19th, 2018 | By David Connolly | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

DAVID CONNOLLY reports from last week’s Co-operative Solidarity conference in Manchester.

“Co-ops are at the heart of Labour’s economic programme.” That was the key message from Shadow Business Minister Rebecca Long-Bailey at the Co-operative Solidarity conference. Drawing attention to the ‘right to own’ commitment in Labour’s election manifesto last year, she said that a Labour government would give workers a legal right to buy their own company if it was put up for sale by existing owners.



Corbyn Promises Public Ownership with Democratic Control

Feb 13th, 2018 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has promised to put “21st century public ownership” at the heart of a radically new economy if his party wins power at the next general election.



Labour to Look at Alternative Ownership Models

Jan 22nd, 2018 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

A report on Alternative Models of Ownership will be discussed by the Labour Party at a conference in central London on Saturday 10 February.



Sheffield Co-op Paper Marks Party Centenary

Dec 13th, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Members of the Sheffield Co-operative Party have published a special commemorative edition of the party’s old monthly newspaper to mark the national Co-op Party’s 100th anniversary this year.



Co-op Members to Vote on Political Link – Again!

Apr 25th, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Co-op members are once again being asked to vote on the Group’s political link to the Co-operative Party, established by the movement exactly 100 years ago.



Manchester to Host Co-op Education Conference

Mar 14th, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

A conference on co-operative education in the current period of rapid social change will take place at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Geoffrey Manton Building on 5 and 6 April.



Back to the Future: Re-balancing Education

Mar 13th, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

Every government since New Labour has made education its top priority yet inequality still runs through the system from top to bottom. So why have they failed and how can Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party win support for a return to the principles and values of the comprehensive system?

That was the question raised by writer and campaigner Melissa Benn at the ILP’s fourth Unbalanced Britain seminar in Sheffield on 5 March.



A Visit to Glen Cottage

Nov 7th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

STEVE THOMPSON visited a Lancashire youth hostel this summer and found a memorial to one of the ILP’s founders and pioneers that is now fighting to survive.

For a long time I have intended to get to know more about Lancashire, so in June this year I looked up a youth hostel in the county and came up with Earby. It was a place I had never heard of, but a couple of days in the Pendle area seemed a good idea.



How the Co-op Lost its Purpose

May 3rd, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage

Without its history, its politics and its connection to the wider movement, the Co-operative Group is just like any other supermarket chain, says STEVE THOMPSON.