Rebel Enterprise: taking our jobs back
Around the world, displaced workers are rescuing their employment by setting up worker co-operatives.
In the Greek city of Thessaloniki, workers at the VIOME factory have successfully self-managed the factory ensuring a modest income for their families after the owners vacated the premises. Following the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, traumatised survivors have established a worker owned garment factory that guarantees fair pay and work conditions.
While in Australia, workers previously employed by the now defunct Ingham’s factory on the Fleurieu Peninsula have been given funding by the SA Government to explore the setting up of their own business – Fleurieu Poultry.
The worker co-operative model is widely transferrable and empowers workers to have a say in their future as both owners and employees. Join Van Badham, Guardian columnist, in discussion with Melina Morrison, CEO, Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM), and Rick Duke, Project Officer at Fleurieu Poultry, SA.
Hosted by Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals