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All Our Own Work free pdf The co-operators of Hebden Bridge were to producer co-operation what the Rochdale Pioneers were to consumer co-operation - pioneers. Driven by a desire to create their own employment under their own control, weavers, cutters and machinists at the Nutclough fustian mill developed a successful business in a small Pennine town. At its peak it employed over 300 women and men. It ran for almost fifty years, each year profitable. Creating a new way of working wasn't always easy. There were discussions about sharing the rewards of the business, and on how much power those who provided the capital should be given. How should governance be structured and what was appropriate management? Should the mill produce quality products or poorer goods that sold better? Hebden Bridge's fustian co-operative contributed leaders to the national co-operative movement and to the emerging movement for workers' education. Its central figure Joseph Greenwood was involved in the creation of the International Co-operative Alliance. Women associated with the co-operative set up in Hebden Bridge the first branch of the Women's Co-operative Guild in the country. This richly researched and engrossing account of a worker-run business is the first significant study of early producer co-operatives in Britain for over a century. The lessons learned in Hebden Bridge are still relevant today for all who seek to find new ways of working and alternative forms of business.

About Andrew Bibby

Andrew Bibby is a professional writer and journalist, working as an independent consultant for a number of international and national organisations, and as a regular contributor to British national newspapers and magazines. He is also the author of a number of books. He delivers editorial services for a range of clients (both UK-based and international). He has undertaken work in recent years for, among others, the International Labour Organization, UNI Global Union, the International Cooperative Alliance and several UK government departments.

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Author : Andrew Bibby
Publisher : The Merlin Press Ltd
Data Published : 08 June 2015
ISBN : 0850367107
EAN : 9780850367102
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 232 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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