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EFES PRESS REVIEW - March 2006: Much new information about employee share ownership in March 2006, with 1090 articles in this press review.
Which place and which role for employee share ownership in the framework of some major corporate takeovers in Europe? This point continues to be hardly discussed in very similar circumstances in Ireland, France and Austria. So we have our employee share ownership serials !! In Ireland, Eircom (telecom) could be taken over by Australian Babcock & Brown. However, Eircom's employees are the first shareholder with some 22% held through their ESOP Trust. Their position will be a key-element of the whole issue (29 articles). In Austria, Amag (aluminium) could be sold. What about the 20% shareholding of Amag's employees ? – still hard discussions, even at political level (23 articles).
For two months, France held hot discussions about the takeovers of Arcelor by Mittal (steel) and the merger of Gaz de France and Suez (energy); they add now Eiffage (building), and Thales (defence) – Thales’ employee owners association would like to buy Dassault’s participation. Not so different in UK, see “UK plc up for sale” (article nr 400). Could employee share ownership be developed to anchor industries locally (nationally) – this is French Government's position, hence new legislation favouring employee share ownership (136 articles). Other main themes in March: Angela Merkel's plan for employee share ownership in Germany. Also some new serials in the USA: Trade unions are in favour of employee buyouts of Hoover - the vacuum cleaners (18 articles) and of 12 newspapers of the Knight Ridder Group (95 articles). Our selection counts 12 themes (in France, Ireland, Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, USA, Zimbabwe, Morocco) and our full press review. The full press review lists 1090 articles, on which 339 in the USA, 265 in France, 97 in Argentina, 61 in Spain, 43 in Germany and 41 in Austria, 34 in Ireland, 32 in Brazil, 28 in UK, 24 in Canada, 22 in Italy, 18 in India, 14 in South Africa, 12 in Australia, 8 in Venezuela, 7 in Colombia, 6 in Chile, 5 in Barbados, 4 in Ghana, 3 in New Zealand, 3 in Switzerland, 2 in The Netherlands, 2 in Zimbabwe, 2 in Japan, 2 in Jordan, 2 in Uruguay, 2 in Egypt, and 1 in Morocco, Turkey, Belgium, Peru, Cuba, Sri Lanka, China, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand, Jamaica and Malaysia.

EFES PRESS REVIEW - February 2006: Much new information about employee share ownership: in February 2006, this press review gathered 869 articles.
Which place and which role for employee ownership in the framework of takeovers of some large European groups? This point was widely discussed in very similar circumstances in Ireland, France and Austria. In Ireland, Eircom (telecom) could be taken over by Australian Babcock & Brown. However, Eircom's employees are the first shareholder with some 22% held through the ESOP Trust. Their position will be a key-element of the whole issue (30 articles). In Austria, Amag (aluminium) could be sold. What about the 20% shareholding of Amag's employees ? – hard discussions occurred (20 articles). France held hot discussions about the takeovers of Arcelor by Mittal (steel) and the merger of Gaz de France and Suez (energy), blocking Italian Enel project of a takeover of Suez. Could employee ownership be developed to anchor industries locally (nationally?) – this is French Government's position, hence new legislations favouring employee ownership (70 articles). Other main themes in February: Angela Merkel's plan for employee ownership in Germany (10 articles) and the announce of a new common platform for employee ownership and savings by four big banks (Société Générale, BNP, AXA, HSBC) in France (20 articles). Our selection counts 7 themes (in Ireland, Austria, France, USA, Germany, South Africa and Japan) and our full press review. The full press review lists 869 articles, on which 330 in the USA, 149 in France, 106 in Argentina, 42 in Germany and 29 in Austria, 29 in Brazil, 26 in Italy, 22 in Ireland, 21 in Canada, 14 in UK, 7 in Japan, 4 in South Africa, 4 in Thailand, 4 in Venezuela, 4 in Colombia, 3 in Barbados, 2 in India, 2 in The Netherlands, 2 in Trinidad and Tobago, 2 in Indonesia, 2 in Uruguay, 1 in Malaysia, 1 in China, 1 in Malawi, 1 in Chile, 1 in Uganda, 1 in Switzerland, 1 in Jamaica, 1 in Finland, 1 in Hong-Kong, 1 in Kenya.

EFES PRESS REVIEW - January 2006
Employee ownership issues are strongly growing in many countries. This press review gathered 500 articles in October and November last year and 712 articles in December. It is now 1.053 articles in January 2006.
This is mainly due to the fact that employee ownership is now at the agenda in Germany and in Austria.
Below our selection about themes (in Germany, Austria, USA, India, South Africa and Scotland) and our full press review.
Many articles are about three main themes: Angela Merkel's position in favour of stronger employee ownership in Germany (95 articles); employee ownership development in the framework of the privatisation of Austrian Post (94 articles); after General Motors in December, it is now Ford
Motor who plans to cut up to 30,000 jobs and shutter 14 plants in a sweeping restructuring in the USA – however, Ford plans to help workers using buyouts (230 articles).
The full press review lists 1.053 articles, on which 517 in the USA, 130 in Germany and 100 in Austria, 92 in Argentina, 51 in Spain, 48 in France, 29 in Italy, 22 in India, 13 in UK, 12 in Brazil, 8 in Canada, 6 in South Africa, 4 in Chile, 3 in Philippines, 3 in Colombia, 2 in The Netherlands, 2 in Venezuela, 2 in Jordan, 1 in Thailand, 1 in South Korea, 1 in Romania, 1 in Ireland, 1 in Indonesia, 1 in Barbados, 1 in Bangladesh, 1 in Australia.

EFES PRESS REVIEW - December 2005: Very interesting news from many countries about employee ownership in December. Below our selection of 12 articles (in Germany, USA, France, India, Malawi and South Africa) and our full press review. Many articles are about three main themes: declarations of German Federal President Horst Köhler in favour of stronger employee ownership (60 articles), French Prime Minister de Villepin's new policy for employee ownership (50 articles) and the possible employee buyout for Delphi, failing General Motor company employing 30.000 people (140 articles). The full press review lists 712 articles, on which 259 in the USA, 102 in France, 73 in Argentina, 65 in Germany, 41 in Spain, 28 in India, 25 in Canada, 22 in South Africa, 19 in Brasil, 18 in Italy, 17 in UK, 9 in Colombia, 7 in Austria, 3 in Uruguay, 3 in Thailand, 2 in Singapore, 2 in Mexico, 2 in Jamaica, 2 in Israel, 2 in Egypt, 2 in Cuba, 1 in Trinidad & Tobago, 1 in Tanzania, 1 in New Caledonia, 1 in Malawi, 1 in Jordan, 1 in Ireland, 1 in Bangladesh, 1 in Bahamas, 1 in Australia.

EFES PRESS REVIEW - November 2005: Very interesting news from many countries about employee ownership in November.
We made a selection of 15 articles (in UK, India, France, Spain, Ireland, Ghana, USA and South Africa).
The full press review lists 415 articles, on which 156 in the USA, 93 in France, 55 in Spain, 24 in UK, 20 in Germany, 18 in India, 18 in Ireland, 10 in South Africa, 9 in Canada, 4 in Italy, 1 in Hungary, Austria, Ghana, Brazil, Finland, Netherlands, Bangladesh and Thailand.

EFES PRESS REVIEW - October 2005:
  597 articles in October, on which 418 in the USA, 78 in France, 26 in Spain, 21 in India, 16 in Germany, 10 in South Africa, 10 in UK, 6 in South Corea, 3 in Ireland, 2 in Canada, 2 in Italy, 1 in the Netherlands, 1 in Slovenia, 1 in Trinidad and Tobago, 1 in Cuba, 1 in Philippines.

15.9.2005: «Un statut peu connu et mal considéré» Libération - Paris,France ... Jean-Claude Mothié, président de la Fédération française des associations d'actionnaires salariés et anciens salariés, réagit. ...

24.02.2005: L'Expansion (France): "Le risque de décrochage. Exclus du capital, les cadres sont de plus en plus nombreux à se couper psychologiquement du sommet de l'entreprise. Et à trouver refuge dans le confort factice des trente-cinq heures... Les salariés se sentent d'autant plus exclus que l'actionnariat salarié reste chez nous balbutiant."

14.09.2004 - AllAfrica.com - SouthAfrica ... Building staff share ownership into empowerment deals is beginning to be a trend. Certain deals, such as Imperial's, have centred on employee ownership. ... http://allafrica.com/stories/200409140137.html

17.07.2004 - FOUNDER of SAIC steps down from his position as chairman
San Diego Union Tribune - San Diego,CA,USA ... Dahlberg was gracious, announcing that SAIC will make a $4 million donation in Beyster's name to the Beyster Institute for Entrepreneurial Employee Ownership. ... http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20040717-9999-1b17saic.html

UNI NetNews 2004 - 2
Union Network International, World - 26 Feb 2004
... Members of the CWU Ireland marched to the Irish Parliament in protest at the government's failure to implement an employee share ownership plan. ...

 

 


 


 

 


 

 

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EFES - EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF EMPLOYEE SHARE OWNERSHIP
FEAS - FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DE L'ACTIONNARIAT SALARIE
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EFES' objective is to act as the umbrella organization of employee owners, companies and all persons, trade unions, experts, researchers, institutions looking to promote employee share ownership and participation in Europe.