A guide to how co-ops work

Co-operative businesses are becoming more and more common across the country. As people look for alternatives to the consumer capitalist model to organize their businesses and local economies, co-ops are spearheading that change. But how do co-operative companies actually function? This visual guide explains the union co-op model, detailing how the workers all have a say in the running of the company, and how representatives of the workers are held accountable.

It also shows how this model of a business negotiates among themselves over issues such as wages, pensions and working conditions. A quick look at a new way of running an economic entity.