A Better Ubisoft, the worker’s rights group that represents over 1,000 Ubisoft workers, released another letter with an update for the protest against instances of systemic discrimination, harassment and bullying within the company. The letter is a response to an internal video released by Anika Grant, Chief People Officer at Ubisoft.
It’s now been 200 days since we signed our open letter and set out our four key demands. None of our demands have been met and management refuse to engage. 1/4 #ABetterUbisoft #EndAbuseInGaming pic.twitter.com/5yqAUvuWws
— A Better Ubisoft 🤍 (@ABetterUbisoft) February 14, 2022
A Better Ubisoft releases response to a company-wide employee satisfaction survey
A Better Ubisoft was formed in solidarity with workers of Activision-Blizzard, who also formed A Better ABK in response to similar issues. According to A Better Ubisoft’s original letter, published 200 days ago, workers were tired of seeing Ubisoft fire only the most public offenders, while other offenders were allowed a second chance by being moved from studio to studio.
In their 200 day update, A Better Ubisoft reiterates the four key demands that they have always sought:
- An end to promoting and moving known offenders from studio to studio
- Workers want a collective seat at the table to have a meaningful say in how the company moves forward
- Cross-Industry collaboration, to agree on a set of ground rules and processes, so that studios can handle these offenses in the future
- This collaboration must heavily involve employees in non-management and union positions
A Better Ubisoft represents a large push towards video game unions in the United States that began with the allegations of sexual and workplace misconduct in Activision-Blizzard.
The latest update mentions a recent global employee survey, describing Anita’s video as “not only very brief but incredibly opaque.” Talking points were allegedly delivered without numbers to back them up.
“We’re tired of having to repeatedly explain these seemingly obvious points to a management team who are either accidentally ignorant or simply don’t want to listen,” A Better Ubisoft said in their letter. “We push on because we care about our work. We care about the people we work with, the games we make, and we desperately want to repair this company.”
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