Taking direct action, (French) cooperative style

The closure of the Channel Tunnel and Dover-Calais port on Tuesday, which caused so much fury in the British tabloid press, has a direct co-operative connection: it was the result of industrial action by members of the SCOP  SeaFrance workers’ co-operative, fighting to save their jobs following the recent decision by Eurotunnel to sell two ferries and cancel the management agreement with their coop. (For the background see my previous postings). The issue of whether the cooperative will be able to survive remains a very live one at the moment in France. More updates here, as and when.

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