This week the Scottish Parliament examined the Scottish Government's plans to support co-operative and social enterprise in Scotland. So why does the paper fail to include any mention of the development body the scottish government established to do just that?
After the Dutch operator of Scotland’s railway services revealed how it uses profits from ScotRail to subsidise services in its own country, Co-operative MSPs are calling for a re-think that puts passengers before profit
Johann has been a Labour and Co-operative MSP in Glasgow for the last 16 years. During that time, Johann served as a Scottish Executive Minister and Leader of the Scottish Labour Party. Johann currently sits on the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee and is involved with various cross-party groups. Prior to being elected in 1999,
21st June 2016
Co-operatives have a long and distinguished history in Scotland - but it is important that the Scottish Government and local authorities look to promote co-operatives in twenty-first century Scotland too.
People often question what difference being a ‘Co-operative Council’ makes. Glasgow City Council has a very interesting answer to that question especially in relation to promoting a fairtrade sports goods co-operative.