Democracy at work

Democracy at work
December 14, 2012 Calverts

Worker Co-operative code

We’ve just designed and delivered this short manual for making workers’ co-operatives really work.

Written by the members of the UK Worker Co-operative Council and published by Co-operatives UK, the Code extrapolates the seven co-operative principles into a checklist for effective and sustainable worker co-operation, with the aim of strengthening our ability to deliver on the basic goal of workers’ co-ops – creating and sustaining decent jobs through meaningful employment, a culture of respect and equality at work, education and personal development, the opportunity to collectively self-manage our working lives and positive engagement with the communities in which we trade and operate.

Our design drew inspiration from classic co-operative logos from around the world, including a great mark created by Belgian industrial designer Raymond Loewy to commemorate the 75th anniversary if the International Co-operative Alliance (can you guess which one it is?)

The Code is available as a PDF download from Co-operatives UK’s website, and you can order printed copies from John Atherton at Co-ops UK.

Printed by Calverts on Paperback Co-op’s Cyclus Offset 100% post-consumer recycled paper 150sm and 250gsm, in 3 pantone colours, using Biodegradable vegetable oil based inks

 

17cm x 12cm portrait, 16pp and 4pp cover, 2-wire saddlestitched

Print run 3,000

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