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If you work for a co-operative society where NACO is a recognised trade union you can join online in under five minutes!


Join Online via Payroll Giving

If you work for an organisation where NACO is a recognised trade union, you can join by completing this online form


Join NACO by Postal Application

If you work for an organisation which doesn't support NACO online sign-up, please download the paper application form & join by following the instructions below:

  1. Download and complete the application form

  2. Post the application to 'Natasha Hallworth, Membership Administrator, NACO, 6a Clarendon Place, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 2QZ'.

  3. You're done! Once your application is confirmed we will send you a letter of confirmation and a NACO membership card


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Why Join?

For more than 90 years NACO has represented members of co-operative societies. Providing representation and support for individual members, and negotiating pay, terms and conditions with our members' employers.

Individual Representation - Professional advice when you really need it

  • Assistance with individual cases ranging from generalist legal advice to full representation during disciplinary/grievance hearings

  • Advise on individual contracts of employment

  • Reliable and accurate information on all aspects of employment

  • All workplace representation undertaken by fully-trained full time officers


Collective Bargaining - Improving pay and terms & conditions within the co-operative movement

  • NACO has sole negotiating rights for managers in the Retail Co-operative Movement.

  • NACO has negotiated significant enhancements which now constitute the 'National Agreement' for the vast majority of co-operative managers and professionals.

  • Expertise and experience in negotiation with Co-operative societies nationwide.

  • Partnership Agreements guaranteeing Collective Bargaining rights in other societies such as Robert Owen Group and Phone Co-op.

  • Representing more than 90% of managers - your colleagues and people like you


Other Member Benefits

  • Legal advice and free legal representation, including domestic advice

  • Financial advice & energy advice ensuring you get the very best deal

  • Discounts with co-operative businesses nationwide

  • Financial help in times of need from our Benevolent Fund.

  • Training seminars and career development opportunities.

  • Publications and e-News keeping you informed of news in the co-operative movement

Membership Eligibility

Subscriptions are payable either by direct debit or by deduction from salary.

  • Membership of NACO is open to everyone who occupies a recognised official, managerial, administrative, professional or technical position in the Co-operative Movement

  • Co-operative Group Membership is open to everyone in Role Bands 5-1 inclusive

  • Reduced rates for part-time and lower paid staff, as well as those working as contractors, affiliates and those without a collective bargaining agreement at their society.