News from the Co-op movement

As the web and new media change we all seem to be accessing news in different ways.

the Co-operative Party   The Co-op Party have a Facebook page that can been viewed on our site, see ‘ticker’ on the right. The news items are updated regularly, just click on a story. One that many will be interested is that after 95 years, the Co-operative Party has appointed its first woman as General Secretary. Karin Christiansen is taking over the role after over a decade working in international development.

The Co-op News has been a website many in the movement visit on a regular basis, they too now have a Facebook page

Stories on their site include a CCTV video has been released of a man who is living in The Co-operative Food store, who claims he is there because he owns a stake in the co-operative. Watch the video: [This is a viral campaign from the Co-operative Group to promote its upcoming member elections].

Co-operatives UK has launched a new website to offer women from around the Movement a place to collaborate, network and develop responses to the 2020 Co-operative Women’s Challenge. Find out more:

Fairtrade news

The Fairtrade Foundation wants to know how you have been taking steps for Fairtrade in your community this year? Tell them in their annual campaign awards and win up to £700 to reinvest in your Fairtrade campaigning, courtesy of  The Co-operative. Check out what last year’s winners got up to and enter here But be quick, the closing date is the end of July.
Fairtrade Fortnight Awards 2011

Visit for more information on the awards, sponsored by The Co-operative.