EFES NEWSLETTER - MARZO 2010
employees took advantage of lower share prices
9.3 million 9
Employees' share in ownership structure
Capitalisation held by employees in €
166 billion 249 billion
% European companies having employee ownership
% European companies having broad-based plans
% European companies having launched new plans
In short: European employees took advantage of lower share
prices to increase their share. This is the main conclusion
of the new Economic Survey of Employee Ownership in the
European Countries in 2009 which will be soon published.
ownership is a hot debate in the campaign for national
election in the UK (see press review). From Paris, the
new European Commissioner for Internal Market, Michel
Barnier expressed his own positive will: "I am going
to make a set of proposals for better corporate governance:
Better transparency, better say from shareholders about
executives' remuneration, better place for employee ownership…"
Go ahead Michel !!… More
Much new information about employee ownership in February
2010, with 1.517 articles in this press review (on which
607 involving stock options and 408 about workers' cooperatives).
We made a selection of 58 remarkable articles in 12 countries:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, India, Jamaica,
Poland, Spain, UK, USA, Zimbabwe.
Australian Employee Buyout Center at work.
New employee share plan for Erste Group Bank.
New employee buyouts using the Employee Shareholders'
Michel Barnier expresses his strong vision about financial
regulation and employee ownership as the new European
Commissioner for Internal Markets. French companies promote
employee share plans for emerging countries. New employee
share plan for GDF Suez based on free performance shares.
Growing participation of employees in General Shareholders
Meetings. The French Confederation of Workers' Cooperatives
launches a new common logo "lesScop".
Strong debates about employee ownership solutions for
Air Jamaica. The Jamaica Civil Service Association wants
the government to divest ownership of the country's postal
service to the workers through an Employee Share Ownership
Vice-Prime Minister Pawlak conference launching the new
privatisation plan based on employee ownership.
Employee-owned companies will be encouraged through a
new legislation for the social economy.
Political follie in the UK. "Employee ownership –
employee ownership – employee ownership…" "John
Lewis – John Lewis – John Lewis" as the few key words
from both Tories and Labour campaigning for national elections.
Plans to give public sector workers the opportunity to
take over the services they deliver from the state through
workers' cooperatives – shifting power from the State
to working people. A new "John Lewis State"?
The UK's largest employee-owned company, The John Lewis
Partnership, welcomes Tories' plan, but the scheme wrong-footed
Labour and sparks fury.
Some employee buyouts and ESOPs' fables as usual.
Indigenisation Regulations encourage employee share ownership
schemes or trusts to be established.
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