US News Activision Blizzard: Protest announced in front of the corporate headquarters

15:44  28 july  2021
15:44  28 july  2021 Source:   t3n.de

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of the protest expands: Employees want to gather in front of the company headquarters and provide concrete claims. At the same time, 2,600 people now support the protest letter.

Das Activision-Blizzard-Studio Blizzard Entertainment steht im Fokus der Vorwürfe. Der Protest findet aber vor der Konzernzentrale in Santa Monica statt. © Michael VI / Shutterstock The Activision Blizzard Studio Blizzard Entertainment is the focus of allegations. However, the protest takes place in front of the corporate headquarters in Santa Monica.

According to the claim of the state of California, which implanes "constant sexual harassment" and several women's discrimination, a lot moves in the forge of World of Warcraft and other AAA titles. So want employees: Inside today at 10 o'clock local time (18.00 mez) lay the work and protest before the headquarters , reported The Verge. "We believe that our values ​​are not reflected correctly as employees in the words and deeds of our leadership," explain the organizer: inside the step. Meanwhile, the company of the action has given its blessing and challenged to have no negative consequences. The participants: Inside would even be paid. Meanwhile, around 2,600 (EX) employees have signed the protest letter against the reaction of the company's management to the action. In 2019 Activision Blizzard employed about 9,200 people.

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Walk-out calls the end of the forced scientific

the organizer: inside of work festivities demonstrate not only against the opinion of the Group to the allegations. The Management Board had referred to the results of the two-year investigation as "distorted and often false allegations" and "irresponsible behavior of irresponsible state bureauc rates". Four receivables raise the protesters to prevent such circumstances in the future: First of all, forced simplification clauses from the employee contracts should disappear. These clauses see compulsory, internal "arbitration" between accused and victims and prohibit the latter the course in court. The surplus gives the employers the power to clarify all labor law disputes internally. Investigations have shown that workers: gain in there rarely and, if, much less money received.

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employer should reorganize personnel processes

another claim behind the protest: new practices for attitudes and conveying. The old processes would have led to women, especially black, transgender and other marginalized groups, not fair for new tasks compared to white men ". In addition, the Group is to publish the salary and transport data for members of all sexes and ethnic groups. Last but not least, a task force for variety, equality and inclusion are formed, which commissions a third company with the review of the guidance rates. It is "urgent necessary" to determine the failure grounds of the current systems and to find new solutions.

Company does not promise any negative consequences

In an e-mail, corporate governance has announced the participants: in the protest could not have feared consequences. They would even be released and paid for the duration of the protest. Media see this statement in view of similar operations in 2018 at Google skeptical. Even with the search engine market leader, a wrong deal in connection with sexual harassment has become public and the employees: inside had a walk-out with 2,000 participants: organized inside. Google had also promised support, but in retrospect, however, Walk-out organizer: inside with retaliatory measures occupied. Some then left the company, others should have been pushed out. The Federal Authority for Fair Labor Relations (National Labor Relations Board - NLRB) Consted at the beginning of the year , Google had in the termination of several organizer: infringement of labor law.

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