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  • Grand News Network
  • November 6, 2023

Rally in support of striking video game workers advocating for a more just industry

EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Striking video game workers will be hosting a rally on Tuesday, November 7, outside of the BioWare offices at Epcor Tower in downtown Edmonton. The group will be calling for Fair Play for workers in the industry.

The video game workers are members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 401 (UFCW Local 401) working for Keywords Studios in Edmonton. They are the first unionized workers in Canada's video game industry.

The workers at Keywords Studios were laid off in September amidst negotiations to achieve a first collective agreement. The team had joined UFCW Canada in Summer 2022 – making history ...

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