Large, maximum consensus sought (see https://forum.cooperationbirmingham.org.u/t/proposal-co-op-brum-decision-making-process/682 )
The Warehouse Cafe Co-op which hosted our Solidarity Kitchen project is in crisis. Due to the pandemic, they are extremely low on co-op members as many folks left and the cafe loosing money whilst open apart from on big events. The cafe has about £10,000 of unpaid wages that co-op members and other staff are owed.
It’s really important that we attempt to either help the cafe to continue or help it wind down in a positive a way as possible as the cafe is one of the few radical spaces in the city centre and an important base for future Co-operation Birmingham activity. We should donate some of our surplus to the Warehouse Cafe Co-op to use as they see fit.
I propose that we donate £700 to the Warehouse Cafe Co-op which they will invoice for on OpenCollective.
Co-operation Birmingham and Warehouse Cafe Co-op.
As of time of writing Co-operation Birmingham OpenCollective balance would go down from £1,734.82 to £1,034.82.
We propose 2 weeks to discuss the motion and reach a final proposal by Monday 14th February 2022, followed by 5 days to take votes for a decision by the 18th February 2022. The Warehouse Cafe Co-op can submit an invoice in the meantime which will be approved by Co-op Birmingham depending on the proposal outcome.