Posts Tagged ‘ Co-operatives and mutuality ’

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.



Keep It Co-op – Again!

Mar 31st, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The Keep It Co-op campaign has been re-launched just a year after winning a resounding victory in a vote to retain the historic link between the Co-operative Group and the Co-operative party.



Yorkshire Co-op Centre Launches New Website

Dec 14th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Principle 5, Sheffield’s co-operative resource centre, has launched a new website to promote its collection of books, articles and periodicals about all aspects of the co-operative movement.



Sheffield to Host Next Radical Hope Event

Sep 29th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Sheffield Co-operative Party are the latest organisation to team up with Compass for a Radical Hope discussion event following the ILP’s successful conference with Jon Trickett MP, Neal Lawson and Sue Goss and in Leeds on 19 September.



The Party, the Politics, the Movement

Aug 7th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The relationship between the Co-operative Party and the wider co-op movement will at the centre of debate at this year’s Co-operative Party conference in London on Saturday 19 September.



Co-op Members Urged to Keep the Party Link

May 11th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The Keep it Co-op Campaign is urging Co-operative Group members to vote against proposals to sever the group’s 98-year-old relationship with the Co-op Party at this Saturday’s AGM in Manchester.