On Friday, November 18, 2022, thanks to the mediation of Legacoop Emilia Romagna and Legacoop Produzione e Servizi, Gazzotti received a visit from a delegation from the JWCU, the Japan Workers’ Cooperative Union, with whom he shared his experience of workers buyout and the current situation of the markets.
The delegation included:
Mr. Tatsuo Igarashi, Mayor of Tsukuba City
Ms. Naomi Ito, Chief of the Secretary Office of Tsukuba City
Ms. Yukiko Maeda, Section Head of International Relations Section of Tsukuba City
Mr. Osamu Nakano, Board Member/International Relations Officer of Japan Workers’ Cooperative Union
Gazzotti is a virtuous example of WBO, where the workers formed a Cooperative and bought their company by exploiting the existing legislative instruments. Now “we are simply workers who have put on the hat of entrepreneurs“, as Andrea Signoretti, Board Member of Gazzotti, likes to say.