About the event
Our first opportunity to get as many members together. To build a community, celebrate our successes and work together on our challenges.
Are you serious about worker cooperation?
workers.coop Autumn Assembly will be the first chance for members and supporters to take stock together, since we were conceived at 2022's Worker Co-op Weekend. We created something new, that we owned, and that we alone were responsible for.
Now it's time to relook at our vision, mission, strategy, and map out our future path.
We believe in liberating work, and helping as many workers as we can to connect to the worker co-op movement. After a year of 'forming and storming', the big questions are becoming clear:
- Is the vision and mission still the right framing for how we move forward?
- As a federation and a movement, what should our strategic priorities be?
- What are our key tasks over the next year?
- Are we organised in the right way?
If you're serious about worker co-operation, join us on the 25-26th October in Birmingham to work on these challenges, celebrate what we've achieved so far and strengthen relationships. The event will help decide our future direction and work plan.
This is not a replacement for our usual Worker Co-op Weekend in May.
This event has some similarities:
- Self-organising, member led session - Share ideas for sessions here.
- Great Vegan and Veg Food, this year provided by Veggies Co-op
- Learn from and connect with other worker co-ops
- Is not self-catered, so no potato peeling
- No camping or other included accomodation, you need to sort yourself out
- Has a seperate bookable party, with a bar and some yet to be confirmed "organised fun"
This event is still very much in planning and organising mode so check out the forum discussion here to share your ideas and if you want to get involved in the organising.
Tickets are for the full event as we believe attending the whole thing is important for movement building. There are three ticket prices: Standard, priced to recover costs, Bursary aimed at members facing financial constraints and Solidariy aimed at members who can afford to pay a bit extra or for non members attending. If you are not a member and would like to attend at the Bursary or Standard rate. Join us.
- Bursary - £50 +VAT
- Standard - £100 +VAT
- Solidarity - £ 150 +VAT
On the 25th Oct evening we are organising a Party this is an extra £15+VAT for those interested to cover food and entertainment.
Accomodation is not included but budget options and organising beds can be found here on the forum.
Sponsored by Domains.coop
We are proud to support Workers.coop in their fantastic mission and we look forward to being a partner in the success of worker cooperatives throughout the UK and beyond.
.coop is a domain name specifically designed for cooperatives. It offers cooperatives a unique online identity that is instantly recognisable and inspires trust. .coop allows cooperatives to showcase their commitment to cooperative principles and values. It helps differentiate cooperatives from other businesses, attracting customers and employees looking for a better alternative. Lastly, the .coop domain acts as a marketing tool, strengthening a cooperative's brand and providing a platform for promoting co-op products and services.