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Equality in Spanish Worker Co-ops

In Spanish co-operatives, 49% of the workers are women, which is 12% higher than any other types of enterprise. The percentage of senior positions held by women is 39%, compared with 6%  in other types of organisations. On average, Spanish women earn around 18% less than men for the same kind of job, but in worker co-operatives there is no wage gap.

Furthermore, 86.9% of worker co-operatives in Spain have specific programs for gender equality, and Coceta’s survey shows that around 80% of the women who took part believe that their co-operative helps them to obtain executive positions.

But there are still challenges regarding equality, says the organisation, especially around the numbers of men and women achieving senior positions.

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