Together we will stand: Trade unions, cooperatives, and the Preston Model

Alex Bird, Pat Conaty, Anita Mangan, Mick McKeown, Cilla Ross, Simon Taylor

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2 Citations (Scopus)


This chapter makes a case for trade union support for a new wave of co-operative development and charts some of the early instances of collaborative working in this regard framed by the Preston Model. We argue for closer affinities between the trade union and co-operative movements in pursuance of mutual interests of renewal and reinvigoration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Preston Model and Community Wealth Building: Creating a Socio-economic Democracy for the Future
EditorsJulian Manley, Philip B. Whyman
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-51408-2, 978-0-367-51409-9
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2021

Structured keywords

  • MGMT Work Organisation and Public Policy
  • MGMT theme Inclusive Economy
  • MGMT theme Work Futures


  • co-operatives
  • trade unions
  • Preston Model
  • decent work


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