Activision-Blizzard make GWA U-turn as unionization moves a step closer

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In something of a u-turn from their previous position, Activision-Blizzard-King (ABK) have now reportedly said they will recognise the Game Workers Alliance (GWA), based on a leaked memo from CEO Bobby Kotick. The GWA is a union set up by Quality Assurance (QA) employees of Raven Software to represent employee rights, which the publishing giant had initially dismissed out of hand. The sudden about face may be a result of ABK’s attempt to get regulatory approval for Microsoft’s ongoing takeover of the company, which is set to drag on until the middle of 2023. The deal is worth $70bn, if complet…

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