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Technology Paradox Interactive signs collective bargaining agreement with labor unions in Sweden

00:20  04 june  2020
00:20  04 june  2020 Source:   theverge.com

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STOCKHOLM – June 3, 2020- Paradox Interactive , a publisher and developer of games that are collectively a bargain , today announced the impending completion of a collective agreement between the company and its employees’ labor unions , Unionen and SACO. Under the terms of the

A collective agreement , collective labour agreement (CLA) or collective bargaining agreement ( CBA ) is a written contract negotiated through collective bargaining for employees by one or more

Game developer Paradox Interactive, known best for publishing countless PC strategy games, has signed a collective bargaining agreement with two Swedish unions, Unionen and Saco, with over 200 members combined between the two groups. The new agreement will provide Paradox employees within Sweden with a formal avenue for “influencing their pay, benefits, responsibilities, and more,” and it’s set to be finalized within the quarter.

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The agreement is only set to cover all of Paradox’s Swedish employees at the company, including those at Paradox Interactive, Paradox Development Studio, Paradox Arctic, and Paradox Malmö. Paradox employees located elsewhere around the world — including the US — won’t be included, although a company representative told Polygon that Paradox is “very much open to similar agreements with other studios in the States and elsewhere.”

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Paradox Interactive has introduced the approaching completion of a collective settlement between the “With this agreement in place, we will be further empowered to advocate for our members here at The settlement will apply to all the firm’s places in Sweden , together with Paradox Interactive

Collective bargaining is when a group of working people, assisted by their unions , negotiate their employment contracts with their employer under terms. This deal is a form of labor contract and is also known as a " collective bargaining agreement " ( CBA ).

“An organization of our size has different needs, and we must ensure that our employees continue to feel valued and empowered to shape our company, even as our structure shifts towards larger teams and projects,” said Marina Hedman, the chief human resources officer at Paradox, in a press release. “We’re proud, both as a Swedish company and as a member of the games industry, to add our name to the roster of companies who support unionization.”

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Unions rely on the collective bargaining process to influence management policies, and use the theory of power in numbers to help sway management with more power than a single worker could. Collective bargaining is historically viewed as a tool for workers to gain higher pay, but modern-era

Paradox marks one of the largest game developers to sign a union agreement, as labor organizing has become an increasingly hot topic over the past few years. Calls for game developer unionization and improved working conditions have grown among both the industry’s indie and corporate communities, especially at larger studios where employees are often forced to work brutal hours with poor benefits to meet release dates and other demands of a now-notorious crunch culture.

Most recently, the Communication Workers of America (CWA) — one of the largest unions in the US — launched a campaign to try to help unionize the game development industry. But there’s still a long way to go before game developers will ever reach the same level of unionization in the US as television or film workers.

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