Game Workers Unite says staff deserve greater security

Game Workers Unite says staff deserve greater security

Video games industry pressure group Game Workers Unite (GWU) has said that staff employed in the sector deserve greater job security.

In a post on Twitter (below), GWU said that it demands "flexible working hours, health care for everyone, sick pay, rent freezes and a more sustainable way of making games," in addition to hardware for staff.

This comes in the middle of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic which has seen huge shifts in the way that societies operate. In many countries around the world, governments and companies have stepped up their support for citizens who are unable to work during this period.

Game Workers Unite was rolled out in 2018 and has pushed for greater rights for staff working in the games industry. The UK chapter, Game Workers Unite UK, has become an official union and part of the gig economy workers union IWGB as of the end of 2018.

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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.


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