- COVID-19 is having a large impact on the video games trade.
- Game Workers Unite have requested for individuals to take extra care of all of our employees.
- GWU is solely appropriate, and it’s time to start out occupied with the modifications we have to make.
COVID-19 is presently infesting the world and revealing some vital points in society. From medical care to the job market, issues simply aren’t working all that nicely. We’re additionally discovering that jobs we’ve been advised are ‘unskilled’ for years, are fairly very important to the world.
The virus is revealing the insecurity of different jobs, even in video video games. Many individuals accountable for the launch and creation of video games are dropping their jobs. Game Workers Unite are calling for these jobs to be made safer, they usually’re proper.
COVID-19 Is Destroying Supply Lines and the People Responsible for Them
In a recent post from the game industry unionization activists, Game Workers Unite shined a light on the lack of security for several industry jobs. From QA testers to those who package and ship hard copies, many people are losing their jobs, or going without guaranteed sick pay or medical coverage.
Now that the world is in an international emergency, the massive problems faced by many industry workers are finally getting some attention.
The world now has a responsibility to those it’s leaving behind. COVID-19 is having a massive impact on workers who don’t have health benefits, sick pay, or a million other safety nets that some of us take for granted.
After It’s All Over, the Industry Needs to Change
Once the world has taken care of COVID-19, there will need to be some changes. First, everyone from freelancers to office cleaners needs to have health plans and sick pay. We cannot leave behind a sizable percentage of the industry during a crisis.
With game budgets and profits continually breaking records, there’s no reason why companies can’t afford to take care of everyone. If a global crisis like COVID-19 doesn’t reveal the need for change, then nothing ever will.
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This article was edited by Aaron Weaver.