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.