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Eroski integrates more than 4,000 employees as new cooperative members

7 May 2012 [ English ] français ]

The cooperative Eroski has integrated more 4,142 new employees in several Spanish regions as new cooperative members, within a business procedure approved recently in the last General Assembly. Thus, the cooperative of hypermarkets and supermarkets and the member of the Mondragon Corporation, has increased its number of cooperative members to 12,000.

The President of Eroski, Agustin Markaide, has highlighted the will of the workers to acquire “the participation inherent to the role of cooperative workers in our enterprise model”. Now, the new member workers will participate in the ownership, the management and the economic results.

The integration of these employees as new cooperative members of Eroski is part of the transformation strategy, decided in 2009 and analysed by Claudia Sánchez and Bruno Roelants, in the book Capital and the Debt Trap, Learning form the Cooperatives in the Global Crisis (2011).

Since the beginning of 1990, Eroski has greatly expanded its business activities and now has a network composed of more than 2,200 locations and around 45,000 workers, becoming the biggest cooperative employer of the Mondragon Corporation.