Game Employees To Get Union Rights
Official Xbox Magazine|February 2019

Game Workers Unite UK becomes the UK’s first union to protect game workers’ rights.

Last month saw the launch of the very first union for videogame workers in the United Kingdom. Game Workers Unite UK is a worker-led, democratic organisation that represents and advocates for UK game workers’ rights.

The GWU UK is an official branch of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain, and affiliated with Game Workers Unite, an international grassroots organisation dedicated to advocating workers’ rights and the crafting of a unionised game industry (gameworkersunite.org).

GWU UK’s goals are to end the institutionalised practice of excessive and unpaid overtime, often referred to as ‘Crunch’, to improve diversity and inclusion at all levels, to support abused or harassed workers, and to secure a steady and living wage for all of its members.

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