News, opinion and stories from across the Party and wider co-operative and labour movements. All views expressed here are those of their respective authors, and may not be representative of Party policy.
A growing number of branches across the country are holding remote meetings during lockdown, sparking more ideas, more diversity and more participation.
We are passionate about wanting people and institutions to continue co-operating out of lockdown: not to lapse back to competing with each other at the first opportunity.
The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the fragility of global supply chains and the importance of ensuring sustainable livelihoods for the farmers and workers within them. The Fairtrade movement is supporting farmers and workers in developing countries through this crisis, and are calling for urgent action in the face of the rising poverty set to take its toll on communities around the globe.
Government inaction has already put the childcare sector under unnecessary strain – proper engagement on how we move forward with the sector is now essential.
Any Government bailouts provided to companies due to the coronavirus should have three simple Fair Tax conditions, so tax avoiders cannot benefit from a public purse that they haven’t paid into.
Coronavirus has shone a spotlight on the difference a responsible finance sector can make. While the big banks are accused of profiteering from this crisis, credit unions have been stepping up across the country to support their communities.
The Co-operative Party has long campaigned for better governance in sport, and that fans should have a greater role in owning and running their clubs. Covid-19 has been a shock for many clubs - especially those smaller and lower league clubs who play a vital community role. For the game to survive, fundamental reform will be needed.
Parliament may have been on an enforced break, but that doesn't mean Co-operative parliamentarians haven't still working hard to represent the co-operative movement.
Lee Waters, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport writes for us on the launch of the Welsh Government's Economic Resilience Fund
Food insecurity is not a new experience for many, as Jane Middleton writes. The Labour Hunger Campaign sets out why they believe the government cannot continue to abandon people to an overburdened patchwork system of voluntary food aid during this crisis.
Rachel Blake talks about why co-operation and community activism are at the heart of the response to Covid-19.
The Welsh Labour and Co-operative Government is launching a coronavirus childcare assistance scheme to support Wales’ critical workers.
Co-operative values have never been more important, because tackling this crisis will take more than one institution or single area of society.
Victims of modern slavery are more vulnerable during the Covid-19 lockdown, so last week's publication of the Government's first modern slavery statement is a welcome development. But it is clear that to eradicate the scourge of modern slavery for good, a lot more work is needed.
Community shops make sure those who can't travel to supermarkets can still get the food they need - but they are concerned about their supplies during Covid-19. Find out how you can help your local community shop continue to support their vulnerable customers.
As a Labour and Co-operative Party Councillor, I always try to do my best for people. So when I was asked if I’d be happy to help support the Central England Co-operative during the current pandemic, I happily said yes.
Last week I wrote to the Government asking for better support and guidance for the childcare sector and nursery workers - they provide a crucial role through this crisis and will be vital to regrowing our economy when the COVID-19 lockdown finishes,
It is clear that it will be these households that will bear the financial brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic and that there exists the clear and present danger that these households may slip into poverty.
In these difficult times we will be supporting our fellow co-operators in the food retail sector and supporting their trade unions as they make the case to be allowed to continue to feed the country.
Co-ops being different from usual businesses helps them make a difference in their communities. Never has that difference been more stark or more necessary.
The Government is yet to provide the support that the UK's 5 million self-employed workers need during the Covid-19 outbreak - putting their health, livelihoods and homes at risk. We're working with the trade union movement to call for urgent support and protection for those workers.