SCOP, a privileged space for democratic learning

SCOP, a privileged space for democratic learning

to ask “What changes when you work in a cooperative production society?” Staff-partners at SCOPs respond first: ” This is better. ” Then, he explains with the same expression, polysemantic: “We know why – why? – we work.” For any income, where profits are distributed fairly. “That’s when you realize that in other companies, there are those who pocket it,” confirms Mickaël L’Hostis, 44, mesh fitter in Stepp, Public Works SCOP in Finistère.

“What is done in the company, is in our spirit and in our conscience” – Christophe Dangel, Maurer-Tempé employee

“We’ll have the same share, Laure [Simon]And The way out, and I run it down my trench,” teammate Fabian Henry insists, his feet dug into the groove between two wings. With this fairness and operating with complete transparency, everyone sees themselves as essential to the company’s success as everyone else. What gives meaning to work.

“On the site, we’re free to organize ourselves as we think. In the clubs, we usually say ‘You backed up your boss,’ but we don’t. It’s total confidence. It’s rewarding.” he explains, leaning on Van Erwan Chuer, 52, including twenty-one in Step.


So it is also a matter of dignity. A sense of responsibility and independent individuals with full rights, whatever their job. “Here, we don’t take pork!” He sums up with all his Pascal Lecoq, Twenty Years in Stepp.

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Both the maintenance agent and the operator on the packing line have their place on the board of directors (CA), provided they are elected by their peers. “When you get up at 2 a.m., participating in CA at noon is effortlessadmits Christophe Dangel, head of the charcuterie department within SCOP Maurer-Tempé, in Alsace. But this changes everything! We no longer suffer the consequences of decisions made by others, what happens in our own soul and conscience. “. Stepp network operator, Grégory Corre candidate for a second term on the board: “It takes work but I learned a lot, especially in legal matters.”

“People who feel good in SCOP reveal themselves,” thought Sebastien Vuillard, right-hand man of Laurie Simon, CEO. In front of those who think that working democracy rhymes with bullshit, this one is amazed: “People are naturally intelligent as long as things are explained to them transparently.”

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