We’ve fixed the dates for our next three online events

We’ve fixed the dates for our next three online events. They will take place at 16.30 GMT on Wednesdays Jan 19th, Feb 23rd & March 30th

The first, on Jan 19th is:- 

Trade Union Education: its role in developing union-coops

Speakers to include Sian Gale (BECTU), Julian Manley (UCLAN), Andrew Birchall (Preston Trade Union education Centre)

The second on Feb 23rd is:-

The role of a trade union in a union-coop structure

Speakers tbc

And the third on March 30th is:-

Workplace/Economic Democracy: What may this look like to union members and ordinary workers whose work experience is confined to the standard model of Master/Manager/Subservient worker?

Speakers tbc

Events series sponsored by BFAWU, MU, and Co-operative Ways Forward

The whole events series can be booked via our Eventbrite page:-


Sign up now and we’ll email with details of each event as soon as they’re booked


Bookings are also open for our face to face conference at Wortley Hall on May 19th/20th 2022

“Decent Work & Democracy”

Our face-to-face conference on union-coops at Wortley Hall, South Yorkshire has been rescheduled to May 20th/21st 2022

Conference sponsored by BFAWU, MU, and Co-operative Ways Forward

Join us for union-coops:uk‘s first conference at Wortley Hall, near Sheffield, “the worker’s stately home”. Set in 26 acres of parkland, this grand stately home venue was built by Sir Richard Wortley in 1586, but is now owned and run by a workers co-op

This event has been rescheduled from 2021 due to Covid-19

We will be taking every precaution necessary to maintain a safe environment, but if the pandemic conditions require it, we will not hesitate to reschedule again. If that is necessary you will be offered a place at the re-scheduled event or a full refund – the choice is yours.

Similarly,  if you are unfortunate enough to have to self-isolate we will offer a full refund.

Your safety and security is our highest priority

Speakers will include:-

  • Cheryl Barrott (Co-op Party)
  • Miguel Martinez-Lucio (University of Manchester)
  • Ian Manborde (Equality & Diversity Organiser – Equity)
  • Michael Peck (1worker1vote – USA)
  • Ian Wilson (CASE)
  • Sion Whellens (Workers Co-op Council)
  • Sarah Woolley (Gen Sec BFAWU)
  • David Barnard (MU)

The conference starts with dinner on the Friday evening, and includes overnight accommodation and all meals.

The full conference runs throughout Saturday with plenary and active learning workshops in the “world cafe” style. Delegates can sign up for the full 24 hour package, or just the Saturday sessions.

As 24 hour places are limited, you are advised to book early to get a guaranteed place and the discount.

Bookings for the conference are now open again at:- 


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