For the British co-operative apex organization formerly known as the "Co-operative Union", see Co-operatives UK.

A Co-operative Union is a Co-operative Federation (a Co-operative in which all the members are Co-operatives). Their objective (according to Charles Gide) is “to develop the spirit of solidarity among societies and... in a word, to exercise the functions of a government whose authority , it is needless to say, is purely moral.”[1] Co-operatives UK and the International Co-operative Alliance are examples of such arrangements.

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  1. Gide, Charles; as translated from French by the Co-operative Reference Library, Dublin, "Consumers' Co-Operative Societies", Manchester: The Co-Operative Union Limited, 1921, p. 122

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