Extra Event – TD in the Pub: Co-ops

10 June, 2018 at 10:17 am Leave a comment

Winter is the time for TD in The Pub. Extra special edition this month with panel members from three different cooperatives around Melbourne.

When? Weds 20th June, 7pm – 9pm
Where? Upstairs @ The Thornbury Local – 635 High St

What? Co-operatives 101 – panel discussion.
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2056608221261053/
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Come hear from some of the many people active in Cooperatives around Melbourne; how they work, why they are so much better than business-as-usual, and what might do to be involved or start one.
A short panel discussion with people active in the cooperative world will be followed by a Q&A.
Eleanor Coffey: Worker, Redgum Cleaning Co-op based in Fitzroy
Jeff Renten: Co-coordinator, ‘The Preston Pantry’ Food Coop
Another panel member TBA
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Why come along you say!?!
For many, the alternative to being employed by big business means scraping together income through ‘Uber’ or ‘Deliveroo’. We need to find ways to transition to dignified livelihoods that are free from exploitation by those who profit from the fruits of our labour.
A Co-operative is an entirely different model of organisation that gives control and benefit to the people who are actually involved in the activity. Because participants control efforts themselves, profit hungry bosses aren’t required! Coops are taking off in Victoria – Food Co-ops, Manufacturing Co-ops, Housing Co-ops and Cleaning Co-ops are all currently operating providing valuable employment or resources for their members.
Got questions like what does it legally mean? How is a Co-op run? What are the drawbacks? Does it actually work? How can I join or start one myself? Come along to the June ‘Transition in the Pub’ event for some answers to these questions, its a space where folks can kick back, grab a drink, whilst learning about the world we live in and what we can do about it! 
This event is held on Wurundjeri land.
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