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 Canadian Employee Ownership Coalition

Canada is on its way to introduce the Employee Ownership Trust formula, as has successfully been done in the UK.

The Government of Ottawa is committed to this, along with new incentives for retiring business owners to sell their companies to their employees.

The Canadian Employee Ownership Coalition has just been launched to support this movement, with participants from multiple backgrounds.

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 Why HR is a dirty word at Gripple

Gripple is an iconic employee-owned business in the UK. Everyone in the business is a shareholder and it is 100% employee-owned.

That’s not just about having share options, it means everyone has a voice.

Twenty years ago they had around 150 employees. Today, they’ve got over 1,300 globally. 

As Gripple grew, the focus was very much on developing people and culture.

This is why they took the decision to ban HR at Gripple.

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Press review
We have a selection of 34 remarkable articles in 7 countries in December 2022: Belgium, France, Morocco, Romania, Slovenia, UK, US.
Belgium: Belgium sees only advantages in employee share ownership.
France: New employee share plans for Believe, for Renault, for Alstom. A new workers' cooperative to save Scopelec, the largest workers' cooperative in France? Bad blow for employee shareholders at EDF. The Socialist Party wants to make employee share ownership compulsory in all French companies.
Morocco: Growth of employee share ownership in Morocco.
Romania: Employee share plans are still a rarity in Romania.
Slovenia: Call for help from Domel, the largest employee-owned company in Slovenia against the threats of the new government.
UK: Labour Party proposal of a new employee share ownership schemes bill, which would give low-income workers preferential access to schemes. Every day a new SME is transferred to employees. This month, among others, the cases of: Leader Marketing Partnership, Inspired Cycle Engineering, Creed Communications, Camargue, YesTax, Bisley, Peter Ambrose, Futureserv, Franklin Ellis Architects, Bennett Oakley Solicitors, Dent Instrumentation, Sledge, SWM Partners.
USA: Private Equity is this part of the investment world that everybody loves to demonize.

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