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There’s No Real ‘Sharing’ in the Platform-Based Economy, but Cooperatives Offer a Solution

Platform cooperatives are essentially social enterprises, which enable a genuine sharing economy. Sharing here means the fruits of shared assets or time or resources trickle down to those who need them the most: the majority of workers and those marginalised from the mainstream labour market.

Le gouvernement octroie une aide financière de près de 3,6 M$ à la Coopérative de solidarité Les artistes du Ruisseau pour la construction de 49 logis dans le comté de Hull

La députée de Hull et deuxième vice-présidente de l'Assemblée nationale, Mme Maryse Gaudreault, a souligné aujourd'hui à Gatineau, au nom de la ministre responsable de la Protection des consommateurs et de l'Habitation, M Lise Thériault, la progression des travaux de construction de la Coopérative de solidarité Les artistes du Ruisseau.

Des jeunes vivent leurs premières expériences de travail

Cet été, des centaines de jeunes de la province travaillent dans les 139 coopératives jeunesse de services du Québec. Ils ont entre 12 et 17 ans et ils y vivent souvent leur première expérience de travail. Nous avons rencontré deux de ces jeunes à Baie-Comeau.

Research commissioned by Australia’s coop housing body Common Equity NSW analysed housing coops experiences

Research commissioned by Australia’s coop housing body Common Equity NSW analysed housing coops experiences from a dozen countries to understand the cooperative housing model better in responding to the housingcrisis in Australia.

5 Key Things to Look for Before Launching a Platform Cooperative Marketplace

As sharing economy companies come under fire for exploitative labor practices, data privacy issues, and more, there's another movement that's been brewing to counter some of the negative impacts of these platforms. Called "platform cooperatives," these digital enterprises are built on foundations used by traditional cooperatives.

The Next Step for Cooperatives Is Certification

Accordingly, there needs to be an international verification for cooperatives. Just as products need to meet a standard to be certified organic, enterprises that claim to be cooperatives ought to meet a standard to use the label. The ICA launched the Cooperative Marque in 2013, to emphasize the viability of the cooperative structure as professional and contemporary.

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