UK union wants to tackle video game industry crunch

December 14, 2018
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Excessive and unpaid overtime, zero-hour contracts and a pervasive culture of homophobia and sexism – these are the three top issues to be tackled by a new video games industry branch of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB).

The new union branch, Games Workers Unite, will be the first of its kind in the UK – despite the fact the video games industry is one of the country’s fastest-growing sectors, with approximately 47,000 people now involved.

Now is a great time for this in particular after the spotlight was recently shone on the working practices at Red Dead Redemption 2 developer Rockstar Games, which employs hundreds of people in the UK.

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