Score! Activision Blizzard To Offer Full Time Jobs And A Pay Bump To 1,100 Game Testers
Raven Software employees have worked on a few Call of Duty games, and recently organized the Game Workers Alliance, a game developer union. The union's formation came after Raven software employees complained about the very things we outlined above: unfair working conditions, underpay, long hours, and the like. That said, those offered the full-time employee position will get benefits such as appropriate paid vacation time, sick leave, bonus plans. According to its Twitter the Game Workers Alliance is happy for its brethren in development, but disappointed about the obvious omission of Raven Software.
First of all, we want to say that we are thrilled with today’s news!— Game Workers Alliance 💙#WeAreGWA (@WeAreGWA) April 8, 2022
Our fellow QA coworkers in QAMN, QATX, & QALA have won FTE status & a raise.
We've been organizing for this & so much more—for all of us. Today proves our collective organizing efforts work & WE WON'T STOP
Activision-Blizzard has found itself in the news a lot lately, such as Microsoft's attempt to buy the game development company for almost $70 billion, expected to complete sometime in 2023. Sometimes, though, the news of the company is not that great. It is hard to ignore the fact that an action such as this might try to bring prying eyes away from things like a sexual harassmant scandal.