Worker Co-Operative Resource

This is the ultimate resource page for "Manufacturing Workers Co-operative". C-Mac Industries Co-operative Ltd is one of the most successful examples in Sydney and Australia that is running and growing the business as a Manufacturing Worker-Owned Cooperative.

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Manufacturing Workers Co-operatives

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Seven (7) Principles of Workers Co-operatives. Why C-Mac decided to become a co-operative and reference to recent reports, their findings and outstanding benefits...

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Manufacturing Worker Co-op Lifecycle Business Model

Co-operative Lifecycle Business Model.jpgDr Anthony Jensen, University of Newcastle, Australia (a world leader and practitioner specialising in employee owned businesses & business ethics) presented this model...

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Business transfer to staff

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Transfer of a business is common, but what wil happen to your legacy? Selling your business to your employees has many benefits and this article covers it well...

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C-Mac Manufacturing Co-operative Rules

Approved-Rules-C-Mac-Industries-(Aust)-Co-operative-Limited.jpgThe C-Mac Co-operative rules were adapted from the model rules for a distributing co-operative under the Co-operatives National Law and Co-operatives National Regulations... 

See the amended document here


C-Mac Co-op Story (PR)

C-mac-co-op.jpgHow the staff took over the 50-year old company? C-Mac, the first worker’s co-operative under the new Australian legislation, delivering to the company’s 30 staff a direct financial stake and...

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Cultural Change

cultural-changeTo identify training and the support required for staff to move into employee ownership through the introduction of the “Employee Share Ownership Plan” (ESOP), C-Mac needed to understand the current situation....

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Manufacturing Co-Operative Acquisition Strategy

Co-Operative Acquisition Strategy-CMac.jpgNeed more facts about Co-Operatives and the reason for Co-operatives? This article uses C-Mac's acquistion strategy as an example to show your company can become Co-op too

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Responsibilities and Decision Making at C-Mac

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How to manage the Co-operative? This document demonstrate "Network Governance Model Member Participation", the responsibilities of board and staff council and Job Description of GM

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Blueprint for a Manufacturing Co-operative Decade 

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How can Co-operatives contribute much more to reduce pressing global problems? The answer is "appropriate support and greater understanding and recognition". This article covers the summary of the Blueprint Strategy.

To read more and get the full Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade, please click here


How to save a “Stressed Business”

stress-business.jpgAre you having a stressed business? Many companies are closing down unnecessariliy because they don't know employee buyout and its great potential for a "Win-Win" Strategy. And often times education on employee buyout and their potential in business rescue is insufficient...

To read more and get the a great strategy for insolvency/restructuring, please click here


Would you like to learn what C-Mac Industries Co-operative are working through to transform the business into a "High Performing Manufacturing Workers Co-operative"?Click here for 11 Steps of The Staff Succession/Buyout Process

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