Sunday, 6 March 2011

Canadian Worker Co-op Federation urges government support for conversions to worker co-ops

From the latest OISE/UofT Centre for Study of Education and Work email newsletter:


CANADIAN WORKER CO-OP FEDERATION (CWCF) URGES GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR
CONVERSIONS TO WORKER CO-OPS

The Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (CWCF) has called on the federal
government to provide funding to support conversions to worker co-ops.

Appearing before the Standing Committee on Finance on February 15, CWCF
president Alain Bridault and executive director Hazel Corcoran said worker
co-ops could meet the challenge posed by the imminent retirements of large
numbers of "baby boomers".

"We know that with the retirement of very large numbers of workers from the
baby-boomer generation, we shall face a serious problem of manpower
shortages," Mr. Brideault said, adding that the democratic and participatory
nature of worker co-ops would be attractive to potential employees.


See CWCF Presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance on February 15, 2011 for more information.

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