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In « Le Monde », French worker cooperative conféderation CGSCOP requests a commitment from the presidential candidates

6 March 2007 [ English ] français ]

In an article published in the Economic section of the 27 February issue of Le Monde, CGSCOP President Patrick Lenancker requests a commitment from the candidates concerning public policies in favour of worker buy-outs.

He proposes the establishment of an « Agency for the Transmission of Enterprises to their WOrkers », that would coordinate those policies, including specific funding for workers investing in worker buy-outs, risk guarantees mechanisms for the buy-out operations, protection policies for the sellers, as well as fiscal incentives to both sellers and acquirers.

Patrick Lenancker further argues that French worker cooperatives have proved that they are positioning themselves in the globalised competition, but without delocalising.