In this episode, I sat down with Matthew Slater, a complementary currency architect and the founder of Community Forge, a non-profit organization that creates tools for building complementary currency communities. Community Forge works with over 400 communities around the world.

hen we think of strikes, we usually think of disputes over wages and benefits. Strikes make the case that it’s easier for bosses to pay workers more than to run a company without them.

But unions often fight for more than money. Workers can walk off the job to demand new rights at work, fighting for control over their working conditions.

Fairpay will be a payment card to use in physical stores. An alternative to Visa, mastercard, without fees. Using the latest NFC ‘contactless’ technologies that the most innovative companies are implementing, because cooperativism is not at odds with innovation.

A tool to extend the networks of social and solidarity economy to all, all over the world.

Below is the sixth installment of the "Cooperatives and the World of Work" series from the International Labour Office (ILO).  You can find the whole series here.

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