Democracy@Work Melbourne is one of many local community D@W Action Groups in cities around the world that are working on building a movement demanding viable alternatives to capitalism by advocating for economic democracy in our workplaces.
Each month different members from the various Action Groups will meet online to feedback on activities and projects from their local groups. Liz Phillips, from the D@W Los Angeles Group, currently coordinates these meetings and other activities for all the Action Groups.
The Melbourne Action Group was established in February 2017. We are a small group of dedicated and passionate supporters of worker-owned collectives. The group is open to anyone interested in building and growing this movement for economic democracy and justice. Our current members are from diverse backgrounds and involved in various community and political action groups, but all interested in creating awareness and promoting worker-owned cooperatives as a solution to our current system.
Action Group Meetings
We aim to hold a monthly meeting usually on the 3rd Saturday of the month. This provides members with an opportunity to meet with others and share ideas and propose actions. But primarily the purpose of our monthly meetings is to give an opportunity for people to learn more about the movement for worker-owned cooperatives and the work of Democracy@Work.
Our scheduled meetings usually run from 2.00-5.00 pm.
Our meeting venues do change but we have usually met in the Basement Meeting Room at The New International Bookshop, located downstairs in The Victorian Trades Hall Building at 54 Victoria, Carlton.
NIB’s is a worker-owned cooperative and Melbourne’s famous home for radical books and meeting place for progressive community groups.
Democracy@Work also has an online meeting and collaboration space on Loomio for member participation in decision-making for the Action Group that you’re welcome to join.
Loomio is also a worker-owned cooperative established in New Zealand, that provides an online platform to enable groups to meet and share ideas online and to foster democratic and collaborative decision-making processes.
We look forward to hearing from you and sharing your ideas at D@W Melbourne.