After Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot recently held his employees accountable and thus more or less blamed them for the company’s weak past few months, the Solidaires Informatique union is now fighting back for the employees of Ubisoft Paris. Guillemot wants to see more efficiency and full commitment from his employees – but offers no compensation in return.
Will there be a strike soon?
The union makes it clear in its statement that the CEO – in other words – is asking for overtime that could eventually lead to developer burnout, as appears to have happened with the Just Dance 2023 and Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope teams . Both titles were recently criticized by Guillemot for their poor performance. To send a signal, Solidaires Informatique is calling on Ubisoft Paris employees to go on strike for four hours next week.
This is requested by the Ubisoft CEO
The leaders of the union want to achieve a 10% increase in wages for the employees in order to compensate for the inflation of recent years. The working conditions in the studio are also to be improved, including the introduction of a 4-day week. Another demand revolves around more transparency in the company. The mentioned strike is scheduled to take place on January 27, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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