What is a Co-op?

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On completing this course you will understand:
• the official definition of a co-operative
• the values and principles on which are at the heart of all co-operatives
• the power of co-operatives to impact on working conditions and consumer rights
• the global nature of the co-operative movement
• the size and scale of the co-operative movement
• the different types of co-operatives and their individual definitions
• the significance of the Rochdale Pioneers in 1844 and their role in the birth of the movement
• the legacy of early social reformers and the establishment of the Rochdale Principles
• the growth of the Rochdale Pioneers Society
• the birth of the co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS), which later became ‘the Co-op.’
• the significance of gender equality within the co-operative movement
• the progressive nature of co-operatives with regards to establishing a minimum wage to improving working conditions

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Rating 4.56
Rating number 14
Core Sector Retail, Funeral
Sub-sector Grocery, Sport
Skill Type/Topic Communication, Teamwork
Author Coop College

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