An Introduction to Worker Co-ops Featuring the Worker Co-op Federation

Guests: John Atherton, Executive Director, Worker Co-op Federation, Stewart Macgregor, Specialist, Co-operative Development Scotland


The creation of a wellbeing economy is a priority for Scotland.  This has increased interest in more democratic business models that address inequality and ensure fair working conditions. A business model that has a track record for resilience and fair work, is the worker co-operative.

In this we are joined by John Atherton of the Worker Co-op Federation. John is an  advocate for the model and will share his thoughts on the potential and importance of worker co-ops for Scotland’s economy. Stewart Macgregor will also discuss the support available to those setting up or working in co-ops and also what needs to be done to support the sector to grow.

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