Blog – Page 2 – Co-operative Party

Building a Co-operative Recovery

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.

Banana workers in PPE

Our response to the COVID-19 crisis must include key workers abroad

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.

No Bailouts for Tax Avoiders

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.

A football shirt reading RIP Bury FC

Solidarity and reform are the only way that football will survive coronavirus

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.

The Co-operative Difference

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.

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As Coronavirus hits our economy, the self employed are being left behind

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.