EFES NEWSLETTER - OCTOBER 2006
Come in Brussels for
the celebration of the TOP 100 European employee ownership
On the menu of the Sixth European Meeting of Employee
Ownership (Brussels 14-15 December 2006): Announcement of
the TOP 100 for year 2006 and celebration of companies at
the Brussels Stock Exchange Palace. For the first time, a complete
survey of employee ownership will be available, for all
countries of the EU. A number of companies case studies
from various countries. Unions' testimonies. Obstacles to
employee share plans. Reactions of a panel of high political
Many services providers in the field will be present. Click
and practical information
of your travel and accommodation expenses
company in the European TOP 100 ?
Which companies will be at the top of the TOP
100 for year 2006? Companies of the TOP 100 will be celebrated
during a gala dinner in the Brussels Stock Exchange Palace
on December 14 evening.
companies will probably belong to the TOP 100
reports about employee ownership in European countries
New reports were recently published about employee ownership
France, and in
new information about employee ownership in September 2006,
with 1.507 articles in our press review (on which 280
about workers' co-operatives).
We made a selection of 50 remarkable articles in 15 countries:
Austria, Australia, China, Germany, Spain, France, Ireland,
Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Mali, Malaysia, UK, US, South Africa.
The scandals about stock options got new developments
in France and the US (561 articles). France developed a
hot political debate about restraining or even forbidding
stock options in the future. Similar reactions appeared
in other countries. Other information came from abroad.
Much noise about nothing?
Austria: Following recent elections, things could
be more open for new employee ownership developments.
China opens its doors: two of China's top four commercial
banks, will initiate employee stock ownership plans in the
France was the hottest place regarding employee ownership
in September (354 articles in the press). The new legislation
is now going to be voted by the Parliament.
Germany: Political parties of the big coalition
are both working about employee ownership and the future
of German "Mitbestimmung" (co-decision).
Ireland: Air company Aer Lingus is being privatised
bringing wider place for employee ownership.
Jamaica: Digicel grants share options to all its
Mali: employee share ownership is developing in the
USA: SAIC - one of the biggest employee-owned company
in the world (43.000 workers) is going public. A remarkable
article tells about trade unions in employee-owned companies:
Why Can't We Just Get Along?
The press review is available
REVIEW - September 2006.htm
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