National Association of Co-operative Officials
|Full name||National Association of Co-operative Officials|
|Key people||Neil Buist, General Secretary|
|Office location||Hyde, Greater Manchester, England|
The National Association of Co-operative Officials (NACO) is a trade union for staff in the co-operative sector in the United Kingdom, principally the Co-operative Group and other retail societies, Co-operatives UK and the Co-operative Party.
The union was founded in 1917, as the National Union of Co-operative Officials. In 1970, it merged with the National Co-operative Managers Association, and with the Co-operative Secretaries Association, adopting its current name.
NACO has historically represented professionals and management in the sector, with general unions, principally the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW), recruiting among shop-floor and administrative workers. NACO has begun, with the support of Co-operatives UK, to widen its base and end the division between 'officials' and 'administrators'.
- 1917: E. Emery
- 1920s: Robert Simpson
- 1942: Robert Calderwood
- 1952: Arthur Potts
- 1977: Lindsay Ewing
- 2006: Neil Buist
- Official website
- The National Co-operative Archive holds records relating to the National Association of Co-operative Officials.
- Arthur Ivor Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions, p.128
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