For a long time in Radical Routes we have known that many people who live in housing co-ops also work in workers co-operatives that are not a part of the network. There are many good reason for this. Many workers co-ops would find the work commitment to Radical Routes hard to fulfill; attending gatherings at weekends is difficult for workers co-ops in many industries and the benefits of full membership are less tangible for workers co-operatives than they are for housing co-ops.
To redress this the trading co-ops forum and associated working group have been formed.
At each gathering people involved in workers co-operatives or other trading organisations and those acting as sole traders get together to discuss issues that affect them and to provide mutual aid.
To be a member of the Rad Routes Trading Co-ops Network, co-ops must be full or associate members of Radical Routes. The Trading Co-ops Network aims to produce a print directory of all its members, as well as this online listing.
For information on how to become an associate member visit the how to join page.