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The ABC Shop is selling Series 1 of a BBC Wales TV series on the formation of a worker co-operative - the Baker Boys. The story takes place in the village at the Valley Bara bakery in Trefynydd in South Wales. The workers at the bakery find themselves unemployed overnight and there is no money for their redundancy entitlements. The baker boys decide to buy and manage the bakery as a co-operative. There are three episodes in Series 1 which explores the challenges for the bakery boys. The most well-known actor in the Baker Boys is Eve Myles - a star in f Torchwood and Little Dorrit.
At 8:30 p.m on 29 December ABC1 showed the first of four programs on the People's Supermarket in the UK. The programs were first broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK in early 2011. The People's Supermarket was established in May 2010. Is the People's Supermarket a food co-operative or is it something else?
On behalf of all States and Territories, on 8 November 2011 NSW Fair Trading invited submissions on reporting requirements for small co-operatives. Submissions closed on the 7 December 2011. Seven submissions were received from - NSW Department of Education and training, the Co-operative Federation of Victoria Ltd, the Australian Accounting Standards Board, Co-operatives WA, Mark Snell and the Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society Co-operative Ltd.