Activision Blizzard Has Been Accused Of Union Busting, Again

Activision Blizzard has again been accused of “union-busting” with Call of Duty developer Raven Software’s union election on the horizon.

As reported by Game Rant, Activision Blizzard has been accused of sacking and transferring Raven Software QA testers. It is claimed this is an attempt to stop a union from being formed.

Accusations of threats against promotions and benefits have also been made. Sadly, this is not the first time that Activision Blizzard has been accused of union-busting.

The reports are especially damning, considering that Activision subsidiary Raven Software announced plans to back the union and end strikes. However, earlier in the year, it was also reported Activision Blizzard was attempting to undermine the proposed union.

Employees deserve better

As well as the shocking allegations of sexual harassment and bullying within the workplace of Activision Blizzard, Raven Software employees have had their share of mistreatment.

Towards the end of last year, QA testers were being sacked, despite reported promises of being offered permanent contracts and a pay rise. Furthermore, in April this year, Activision Blizzard made 1,110 of its QA testers permanent employees. That was unless you worked for Raven Software.

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Credit: Activision

We at GameByte stand with the employees of Activision Blizzard and support the proposed union by Raven Software Staff.

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Featured Image Credit: Activision Blizzard/Raven Software