The employees of the Ubisoft Paris union have referred to as a strike after the declarations of the CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, who indicated that “the ball was within the court docket” of the employees within the face of the unhealthy luck that the corporate is going through. The assertion got here after three unannounced video games have been canceled because of the firm’s poor monetary outcomes.
“Right now greater than ever, I want all of your power and dedication to make sure that we’re again on the street to success,” Guillemot wrote in an inner electronic mail to staff. “I additionally ask that every of you be particularly cautious and strategic with spending and initiatives, to make sure that we’re being as environment friendly as attainable. The ball is in your court docket to ship these titles on time and on the anticipated degree of high quality. , and educate everybody what we’re able to reaching.”
In response to the statements, the Solidaires Informatique union that works with Ubisoft Paris has referred to as a strike on January 27, answering “the ball is in our court docket (however the cash continues to be in your pocket).
The official assertion of Solidaires Informatique accuses Guillemot of attempting to put the blame “as soon as once more, on the workers” and that the way in which wherein he calls for workers to “give it their all” and “be environment friendly” would result in time beyond regulation, strain and burnout.
Solidaires Informatique additionally accuses Guillemot of asking “a whole lot of his staff, however with none compensation.” On this regard, he claims 4 issues from Ubisoft:
- A direct rise in salaries by 10% to offset inflation
- Improved working circumstances, with a particular deal with implementing the four-day work week
- Transparency on the evolution of the workforce domestically and globally
- Dedication towards abusive insurance policies that trigger staff to go away the corporate
The assertion additionally makes particular reference to the employees of Mario + Rabbids and Simply Dance, asking: “what has been achieved for the groups which have come away from these productions exhausted?”