We can do Better than Capitalism!

Democracy at Work is a project, begun in 2010, that aims to build a social movement. The movement's goal is the transition to a new society whose productive enterprises (offices, factories, and stores) will mostly be Worker Self Directed Enterprise's, a real economic democracy. 

The WSDEs would partner equally with similarly organised residential communities they interact with at the local, regional, and national levels (and hopefully international as well). That partnership would form the basis of genuine participatory democracy.

D@W Melbourne is a local chapter of this project to develop a social movement for economic and workplace democracy.

Support Democracy at Work in your community.

We are on the brink of a larger mass movement ready to demand alternative solutions to capitalism. This movement can be successful if we are willing to work toward a solution that supports and empowers workers in their respective enterprises. We want to help support those interested in organising and mobilising this movement.

It takes action and advocacy of everyday community leaders to influence policy, politics and culture; as an active member of a group, you are jumping into the front lines of this movement in your community. Join us as we learn how to educate and promote economic democracy in our cities and campuses.


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    Let's change the way we work.

    We advocate for a transition from capitalism to cooperative enterprises as a remedy for a capitalist system that rewards corporate greed and enables socially unacceptable outcomes. 

    Our vision is a society whose offices, factories and stores operate democratically. Join us!

    You are most welcome to join our D@W Melbourne Loomio group.

    Loomio is an online platform that enables people and groups to share their ideas and to collaborate online in developing proposals and making collective decisions without the need for multiple emails or meetings.

    Loomio is a worker-owned cooperative founded by community activists in New Zealand. You can read more about this online platform and its development on the Loomio website.

    As a D@W Melbourne member, you can use the Loomio app to follow and participate in any of our current group discussions and start your own new discussion threads and proposals for group decisions and collective actions.

    Thank you for your participation and contribution to D@W Melbourne.


    Rui Santos

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  • Upcoming events

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Watts Cooking Cafe in Surrey Hills, Australia

    D@W Melbourne Meetings

    Our next Democracy@Work Melbourne will be held on Sunday 30th of April, 2017 at 2.00pm at

    Watts Cooking Cafe in Surrey Hills. 


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