Co-operator Newsletter Bi-monthly Issue:
December 2019 - Together, We Go Further

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The Difference Maker Series:
Thomas Harold Elliot

To countless trade union members,
he was “a friend, guide and philosopher”. 
thomas harold elliot
Elliott was on the team that lent brain power to the pivotal NTUC Modernization Seminar in 1969. A socialist who believed that the basic nature of people is co-operative, he was the perfect fit, to a job that appeared to have been cut out for him. 
faces of co-operators polwel co-op

Learning Journey to COSEM It's Lit!

When students are asked what they want to be when they grow up, the brave ones usually respond and say that they would like to become firefighters. Today, we took a peek into the lives of lifesavers at COSEM’s training grounds!

ntuc learninghub testimonial upskill for a longer better career ride

Touching Lives: Daniel Cheers TCC Credit Co-op On

Social and economic conditions may change but the co-operative concept of members helping members will never change. And that keeps Daniel Cher, a Board Member of TCC Credit Co-operative, going.

co-ops can help workers in the gig economy

Co-op creates 60 jobs with £4.4m investment in new Scottish stores

The food giant has pledged that its new stores will run on 100 per cent renewable electricity and sell compostable carrier bags...

sncf bicentennial pop-art event - better together #coopsiol

Co-ops are Better Together

“Better Together essentially captures what co-ops are all about – people coming together to make a difference to society and empowering each other to do so.”

sncf 39 anniversary dinner - colouring the world as one co-op

Global Co-operative Movement Meets in Kigali

More than 1,000 co-operators from 94 countries worldwide gathered in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital as one global co-operative community to explore co-operation and development at the “Cooperatives for Development”...

sgs co-op first co-op in singapore growing in strength

Workshop on Leadership, Talent Management and Strategic Planning

“A boss has the title, a leader has the people”.

sncf Philippines delegation visit

Welcome to Singapore

With the aim to understanding the local co-operative scene, 10 delegates from the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency, Korean Domestic Workers Association, and various Korean co-operatives...

creathon 2020 - a co-operative and social enterprise business challenge
ACLC 2020

ACLC 2020

The Annual Co-operative Leaders’ Conference 2020 (ACLC 2020) will be open for registration in mid December 2020. ACLC 2020 provides numerous learning and networking opportunities. 

Date: 18 - 21 April 2020
Venue: Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Contact your respective Relationship Manager to find out more.
sncf event calendar

Lock in the dates for co-op related events such as ACLC 2020, WOCCU 2020 and more!

Share Your Story ///// Feature Your Co-op Updates!

We love hearing about how co-operatives can make a difference and we couldn’t be happier to have you sharing your story or updates with us. Your story or updates would help strengthen the co-operative movement and we would love to feature it in our next issue. Share your story or updates with us here.

The Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) is the apex body of Singapore's Co-operative Movement, and secretariat of the Central Co-operative Fund (CCF). Formed in 1980 with the aim of championing Singapore's co-operative movement, the apex body represents 99% of co-operative members in Singapore. Today, the Movement boasts a base of more than 1.4 million members. SNCF aims to promote and develop co-operatives as sustainable enterprises that address the social and economic needs through the co-operative principle of self and mutual help, so as to foster a more resilient society. SNCF is a member of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). It enjoys co-operative relationship with the United Nations, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and other International and regional bodies. For more information on SNCF and the Singapore Co-op movement, visit


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