EFES NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 2018
most remarkable cases
list of the most remarkable large European companies
considering employee share ownership was just updated,
with 113 most remarkable cases in 2017. They are located
in Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany,
Spain, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands,
Norway, Sweden and the UK. The list will be part of
the coming "Annual Economic Survey of Employee
Share Ownership in European Countries in 2017",
to be released in March. Full
We have a selection of 26 remarkable articles in 10 countries
in January 2018: Australia, France, Germany, India, Italy,
Poland, Spain, UK, USA, Vietnam.
Australia: The financial heads of Australia's biggest
100 companies called on the government to provide inducements
for equity ownership to lift productivity and compensate for
low wages growth
France: The new "PACTE" law will promote
employee share ownership. New employee share plan for Elior.
Some stories from French employee-owned companies. Instead
of employee share ownership, the CFDT Union advocates for
France the German model of Mitbestimmung.
Germany: Hans-Böckler-Stiftung calls for higher democratisation
of employee share ownership in German companies. Siemens employee
shareholders express fears.
India: Allahabad Bank is the first public sector lender
to offer shares to employees under ESOP.
Italy: Workers buyouts in Italy.
Poland: PwC calls for a stronger development of employee
share ownership in Poland.
Spain: New employee share plan for Repsol. Spanish
employee-owned sociedades laborales have been severely
hit by the crisis since 2008.
UK: New firms turning to the Employee Ownership Trust
USA: Numerous new firms turning to ESOPs.
Vietnam: 10% stake reserved for employees in the privatisation
of VRG Group.
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