For sustainable jobs, for community,
and for the environment

Earthworker Cooperative brings together people from diverse backgrounds in practical action to solve the social and environmental problems faced by communities and the planet. We provide common ground where trade unionists, environmentalists, small business people and others work together in common cause.

Our goal is to establish a network of worker-owned cooperatives committed to sustainable enterprise throughout Australia. We believe social and environmental exploitation are intertwined, and that the problems of climate change, job insecurity and growing inequality must be tackled simultaneously, through greater grassroots economic ownership.

Earthworker’s pilot project is the establishment of Australia’s first worker-owned factory, making renewable energy appliances and components. Located in the heart of Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, the Eureka’s Future Workers Cooperative is part of ensuring a just transition for communities affected by the move from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. Find out more about Eureka’s Future here.

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Earthworker Cooperative thinks beyond Hazelwood

Life after coal

ABC News reports on Earthworker’s practical plan to create sustainable manufacturing jobs. Click on the image to watch the video.

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Walking with the Valley

Earthworkers undertook a 100km walk in 2016 to show our solidarity with Latrobe Valley communities. Click on the image to read more.

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