By webmaster|2021-04-29T13:41:31+00:00April 29, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on New Social Enterprise Act Needed for Post Pandemic Economic Recovery
The Malta Co-operative Federation welcomes the discussion about the Social Enterprise Act launched yesterday in Malta’s parliament. The Bill, now in the second reading stage, is based on a White Paper published in 2015. This legislation is vital for Malta as it provides a framework that gives official recognition status to Social Enterprises. This discussion comes at a crucial time when Malta is preparing its post-pandemic economic recovery. Social Enterprises are needed now more than ever. They have the potential to flourish post-Covid and become an essential social and economic pillar, much like other European Union countries and beyond. [...]
By webmaster|2021-02-18T19:55:20+00:00February 18, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on CCF, MCF & KM sign agreement aimed at supporting the future of Coops
CCF, Koperattivi Malta, the Malta Cooperative Federation, and the Government of Malta signed an agreement aimed at supporting the future of Maltese cooperatives. This agreement also addressed injustices suffered by MCF since its inception.
Today, Saturday, 4th July 2020 is International Coops Day with the theme "Cooperatives for Climate Action". To celebrate this day, the Malta Co-operative Federation this morning launched an Assistance Package for its Member co-operatives, as well as Incentives for co-operative start-ups. This package is based on the responses received from well established cooperative societies to our call for feedback some weeks ago, as well as on our experience with co-operative registrations and start-ups. We believe that this package is a positive, sustainable impetus for the benefit of our member co-ops, as well as for potential ones. We are confident that [...]
The Malta Co-operative Federation Council enrolled the Malta Boatmen Mooring Services Co-op Limited as a new Member Society of the Federation on April 28, 2020. The MCF Council Members welcome the co-operative to the Federation. With the affiliation of the Malta Boatmen Mooring Services Co-op Limited the MCF now boasts of a strong membership base in the maritime sector. MCF affiliated members working directly in the Maritime Sector now include; Comino Ferries Co-op Limited, Malta Boatmen Mooring Services Co-op Limited, Malta Maritime Pilots Co-operative Society Ltd, MMRTC, Ports Foremen Co-operative Ltd, Professional Nautical Services Cooperative Ltd
By webmaster|2020-03-07T07:28:37+00:00March 7, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on IWD2020: Cooperatives can be the tool to reduce the socio-economic injustices faced by women!
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are challenges both within cooperatives, and in countries where cooperatives operate. Multiple barriers impose limitations on women, hindering their access to opportunities, often translating into legal restrictions that institutionalise women’s marginalisation. Eliminating those barriers that thwart gender equality is a critical target for cooperative action and a key priority for the International Cooperative Alliance and its member organisations, which aim for a genderresponsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. International Women’s Day represents an unmissable opportunity to mobilise global action to achieve gender equality for all women and girls. In 2020, the theme [...]
By webmaster|2020-01-21T10:32:48+00:00January 21, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on MCF congratulates new Prime Minister
The Malta Co-operative Federation (MCF) sent a letter to Dr. Robert Abela, congratulating him for his appointment as Malta's nineth Prime Minister The federation said that its council and members look forward to working with the government to strengthen and promote the cooperative business model. "The Federation looks forward to working with the government on initiatives that boost Malta's huge potential in the social economy sector, amongst which there's cooperative housing and social cooperatives." MCF said it is eager to see the immediate implementation of the various processes that were being discussed, including the effective implementation of the PLRC report [...]