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Activision Blizzard workers revolt again

by on07 December 2021

This time over job cuts 

A group of workers at an Activision Blizzard division supporting the Call of Duty franchise plan to call out of work Monday in protest of job cuts that took place last week.

The move reflects a broader labour movement taking hold at the embattled video game publisher whose workers appear to be getting increasingly fed up.  Its management is at the centre of workplace bullying and sexism scandals and does not appear to be repentant enough.

To make matters worse the company decided to fire a bunch of QA contractors primarily responsible for testing Call of Duty: Warzone, ensuring the free-to-play game operates smoothly and without errors. The staff wasn't given a clear justification for the dismissals.

Alex Dupont, a QA tester on the team and a spokesman for the workers who are striking said the workers sent a letter to management of their studio Raven Software, which is owned by Activision and works on Call of Duty: Warzone.

In it, they ask the company to reinstate the dozen people who were terminated, according to a copy of the email.

"Those participating in this demonstration do so with the continued success of the studio at the forefront of their mind", they wrote. 

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