Avalanche to sign labour agreement with Swedish unions

Avalanche to sign labour agreement with Swedish unions

Swedish games firm Avalanche Studios Group is entering into a collective bargaining agreement with local unions.

In a post on its website, the company said that it would be inking an agreement with local unions Unionen and Engineers of Sweden. Avalanche says that this collective bargaining agreement would come into effect during the second quarter of 2025.

As it is with Swedish unions, it will only impact staff in Sweden, so won't apply to the company's UK and Canadian outposts.

“Over the past years, we’ve taken significant steps toward making Avalanche one of the best workplaces in the games industry,” Avalanche CEO Stefanía Halldórsdóttir said.

“Our inclusive, warm, and welcoming culture, sound work-life balance, profit sharing, and parental leave policy – just to name a few – are a testament to that. These are all things that set us apart and allow us to focus on making great games. We hope that signing a CBA will be yet another step in that same direction.”

Halldórsdóttir continued: “It’s important for us to approach the transition in the right way. This is why we’re not rushing the implementation of the CBA. We’ll use the coming months to carry out the necessary work in a careful, structured, and non-disruptive manner – all while continuing the development of several new and existing games.”

In October 2023, about 100 members of staff at Avalanche joined Unionen

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