Great Britain Is The First To Launch A Union For Those Who Work In Video Game

 

Game Workers Unite has been announced as an official branch of The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain, giving Britain the first ever union for those employed in the video game industry.

“For as long as I can remember it has been considered normal for games workers to endure zero-hours contracts, excessive unpaid overtime, and even sexism and homophobia as the necessary price to pay for the privilege of working in the industry,” said branch founding member Dec Peach.

“Now, as part of the IWGB, we will have the tools to fix this broken sector and create an ethical industry where it’s not only big game companies that thrive, but workers as well.”

It will be interesting to see how the new union will tackle problems such as ‘crunch’, where employees are expected to work extra long hours in the final few months of game development.

Source: GI.Biz

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