Conference 2022 date confirmed

union-coops:uk’s first conference at Wortley Hall, near Sheffield, originally scheduled for this weekend, has been postponed until May 20th/21st next year due to rising Covid infection rates,

Between now and then we’re organising a series of online events.

The first online event in the series is:

“union-coops stateside” 

Oct 2nd 2021at 11.00am BST 

with Michael Peck (1worker1vote), Ra Criscitiello (Service Employees International Union – UHW), Kristen Barker & Ellen Vera (Coop Cincy) and Kevin O’Brien (Worx Printing)

Sponsored by BFAWU, MU, and Co-operative Ways Forward

A single ticket booking, available now, free of charge, will get you access to all the online events in this series. A donation towards our costs would be most appreciated, but is not a requirement. 

When booking please choose either “donation ticket” or “free ticket”.

Our second event is planned to be in November 2021 – (Date/time to be confirmed) with Colm Massey (Solidarity Economy Association) and trade union and co-operative colleagues direct from Rojava (North & East Syria)

If you book in advance you will automatically be updated with dates/times of future events in the series, and this will also help us plan for the number of attendees.

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Apologies to anyone who had technical problems with the Eventbrite link in the previous email – this has now been amended

In 2022 (Dates/times to be confirmed) we’re planning a series of further online events covering some of the topics below:-

How can we ‘build back better’ after Covid-19?

What can union activists do to fight for decent work and democracy?

How can workers get control over our daily working lives?

What can we do to promote democracy in the workplace?

Do we have to accept the gig economy and precarity?

Is the union co-op a model whose time has come?

We hope some of our panel of speakers may include:-

Cheryl Barrott (Co-op Party)

Miguel Martinez-Lucio (University of Manchester)

Ian Manborde (Equality & Diversity Organiser – Equity)

Michael Peck (1worker1vote)

Kristen Barker & Ellen Vera (Coop Cincy)

Kevin O’Brien (Worx Printing)

Ra Criscitiello (SEIU-UHW — USA)

Ian Wilson (CASE)

Sion Whellens (Workers Co-op Council)

Sarah Woolley (Gen Sec BFAWU)

David Barnard (Musicians Union)

Our face to face conference at Wortley Hall is provisionally scheduled for May 20th/21st 2022

Bookings will reopen nearer the event

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