The theme of the International Day of Cooperatives 2019 (CoopsDay) is COOPS 4 DECENT WORK. We are shouting out the message that cooperatives are people-centred enterprises characterized by democratic control that prioritise human development and social justice within the workplace.
“Cooperatives help to preserve employment and promote decent work in all sectors of the economy. Through participation, members have a motivation to change their lives, their communities and the world,” Ariel Guarco, President of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), has said.
On 6 July 2019, join us as we celebrate a future in which human development and social justice are priorities. Through #CoopsDay, local, national and global policymakers, civil-society organisations and the public in general can learn how cooperatives contribute to a decent working environment.
Cooperative employment is far from a marginal phenomenon. According to a recent estimate, cooperatives around the world employ or are the main source of income for more than 279 million people—almost 10% of humanity’s total working population.
Beyond these numbers, different studies have confirmed that, by comparison with employment in other sectors, cooperative jobs…
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