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UK Based Co-ops?
When we have had enquiries from co-ops outside the UK we have said that CoTech is for UK based co-ops (including international / multi-national co-ops with people based in the UK?) — this is missing from the draft as of 4th Dec 2017. — Chris (talk) 13:50, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
OK fair point but could we also welcome co-ops from abroad? Could we perhaps add this to the point about the importance of co-ops being prepared to attend the AGMs? — Jonathan (talk) 21:32, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
Can we mention something about mutual respect / equality / welcoming diversity etc as a fundamental principle of the network? It isn't explicit and I personally think it should be so our approach is quite clear. how about in the opening paragraph:
Either in Who are we? We believe in mutual respect, in treating everyone fairly and equally and we welcome diversity
or (more minimal)
What is expected of you as a member? Treat everyone fairly and with respect and be sensitive to other people's needs
... or something.
- Some work on this has started, see Accessibility and Care. Leutha (talk) 22:00, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
I think there should be an explicit link to the manifesto statement, which provides a vision for the existence of the network, and also makes fairness/equality central to the network. --Graham (talk) 15:34, 6 December 2017 (UTC)