Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Restaurant coop experiment begins
Reuters announces that the move towards forming cooperatives is under way in Cuba. It says that more than 20 state restaurants in Cuba are about to become employee-run. The restaurants will become cooperatives in October, with hundreds more likely to follow if the experiment succeeds.
All aspects of the business from buying the food to splitting the profits will be decided by the employees, not from on high in the government. A similar process is already under way in other sectors from construction and transportation to farmers' markets and light manufacturing.
Among the resturants that are in the experiment is La Divina Pastora, located just below the Morro Castle, the view from which is... simply divine (pictured).