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CGSCOP collaborates with French TV channel, France 2, to prepare a report on production cooperatives in France

29 May 2007 [ English ] français ]

France 2, the 1st public services TV channel in France broadcasted a TV programme called “Complément d’Enquête” titled “France differently”. They asked CGSCOP to participate which allowed a 20 minutes report on worker cooperatives on 28 May to illustrate solutions for “a different production”.

The first part was a report on the cooperative Ceralep (Saint-Vallier) and the “option cooperative” (“Scop-option” in French, pun on words with “stock-option”) chosen by the workers following the bankruptcy of their enterprise.

The report clearly proves that the bankruptcy of the company by its shareholders, in this case, an American pension fund, is not automatically an economical justification since 3 years after the buy-out by its workers, the company is profitable and its activity is growing. The report was followed by an interview on the set of Jacques Landriot, Chief Executive of the “Cheque Déjeuner” Group. The report is available on the France 2 website at the following address: http://info.france2.fr.