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Osgoode Hall Law Journal

Submission Title

The Law of Worker Ownership

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This article discusses Canadian, U.K., U.S., French, and Swedish models of worker ownership and the legal principles which apply to them. Based on the evidence that, in contrast to other traditional forms of workplace organization, worker participation in ownership and management gives rise to greater efficiency and productivity, lower employee absentee rates, greater job satisfaction, reduced need for managerial supervision, the lowest cost per job created and a democratic workplace, the article argues for comprehensive legislation to address the relevant issues surrounding worker ownership, so that worker co-operatives and other forms of worker ownership can reach their full potential in Canada.

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