Ireland-based Keywords Studios has accepted vote result
In an industry first for Canada, 16 video game development workers in Edmonton have voted to unionize.
Unionization efforts for the video game development industry have been few and far between despite decades of stories of exploitative working conditions. While more common outside the United States and Canada, there are only two unions in North America in video game development.
Now added to that count is a quality assurance team from Keywords Studios, based in Ireland.
The 16 Edmonton workers voted unanimously to unionize through the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 401, the union said in a news release Monday.