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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Worker Control - the way to go for a social economy that cares about workers



In an increasingly corporate economy more, not less, of us are workers and suffering the consequences in various forms of stress. On Saturday October 26 TorontotheBetter members were among the audience at the 12th Annual Caribbean Studies Conference on Racism and National Consciousness with the theme of "Towards a Self-Caring Society." One important message that TorontotheBetter, a unionized worker co-op based programme, fully supports: a key aspect of self-care is a supportive workplace and the best way for workers to get one is to take control of it. In the afternoon panel discusssion pictured above educator Ajamu Nangwaya spoke about the need for intensified organization to expand worker co-ops, while Reba Plummer, of TorontotheBetter ally Urbane Cyclist explained the mechanics of operating a worker co-op and Lorenzo Fiorito of the Coalition for Tamil Rights and the Elimination of Police Violence spoke about the definitely "un-caring", i.e. racist, practices of police in Toronto and elsewhere in Canada.               

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