EFES NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 2018
Parliament - Brussels
6 February 2019 - 9:00 -12:00
Employee Share Ownership - The European Policy
share ownership for all" - this is the goal of the
European Policy for 30 years. Today we are 10 million
employee shareholders in 95% of all European listed
companies, 30 million voters including families. However
we would be six times more to be comparable with the
USA. A European Action Plan was requested by the European
Council in 2000, it was announced by the Commission
in 2002, it was prepared by a Pilot Project in 2014
and it has now to be implemented.
use this button for pre-registration. Given the limited
number of places and for security reasons, the conference
will be only by invitation.
The Parliament passed its Resolution by an overwhelming
majority on 23 October in Strasbourg (589 for, 39
against and 10 abstentions). This is thanks to the
Report due to Ms Renate Weber, Romanian Member of
the European Parliament (MEP), reiterating the Parliament's
support to the goal of "employee share ownership
for all" and the need for a European Action Plan.
Amongst all benefits, the Report particularly highlights
the positive effect of employee share ownership on
growth and employment.
Together with other MEPs, candidates to the 2019 Election
and European Commissioners, Ms Renate Weber will conclude
the Conference of 6 February in Brussels.
We have a selection of 25 remarkable articles in 8 countries
in October 2018: France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Morocco,
Poland, UK, USA.
France: New employee share plan for Bouygues, for
Air Liquide. Each of all 11 million employees held 12.000
Euro through employee savings plans in 2017, on which 38%
through employee share ownership plans. The new "PACTE"
Law is expected to boost employee share ownership in France.
Germany: New dedicated holding company for the 120
employees of DoubleSlash. 300.000 employee shareholders
Hungary: The new legislation of 2015 helps to revive
employee share ownership in Hungary.
Italy: Free shares for all employees at Erg Company.
Morocco: New employee share plan for CBI, for AXA.
Poland: Gazolina Company pioneered employee share
ownership in Poland.
UK: The Scottish Government recently announced a
plan to make Scotland the "best country in the world
for employee-owned businesses". Labour Party plans
on employee share ownership are misguided. New small companies
turning to the Employee Ownership Trust scheme.
USA: 2018 Economic Performance Survey signals higher
profits for ESOP Companies; at the same time, 75% of employee-owned
companies increased wages at or above the national average
of 2.7%. New companies sold to employees through ESOPs.
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