Despite the Allied Employees Guild Improving Sega (AEGIS) winning their union vote back in July to officially unionize and begin bargaining with Sega to improve conditions for employees at the company, the union is stating that Sega has not been bargaining in good faith.
We’re disappointed that Sega management has not yet ceased their union busting, even after we’ve won our union election back in July. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/JIGlD9GHjM
— AEGIS-CWA 💙 #UnionizeSEGA (@takesAEGIS) November 16, 2023
According to the union, Sega is “threatening to outsource the jobs of a majority of the workforce in [their] QA and Localization departments.” The union goes on to clarify that these jobs make up 40% of the AEGIS union.
Unions are few and far between in the video game industry, and the continual layoffs and revelations of poor working conditions across the industry this year have made it more clear than ever that workers like those in AEGIS are doing crucial work to change the industry for the better, and we’re happy to support them in their fight for better working conditions.
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