Why it matters: This week, Activision Blizzard workers announced some victories from the controversy surrounding the company and the treatment of its employees. It comes after the Activision CEO cut his salary late last month and promised to make changes.
On Wednesday, Blizzard's chief testing analyst Jessica Gonzalez, a member of the Blizzard King Activists Consortium (ABK), tweeted a list of changes that workers at Activision Blizzard will have. Gonzalez calls it a major victory, but acknowledges that ABK is not over.
The company raised the minimum contractor salary to $17 an hour. They'll have time off during Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. From 2022, they will receive 13 paid vacation days per year, and the number of sick leave days will be increased to 9 to match Blizzard employees. There will also be new career growth and educational plans.
Last week, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait's official Twitter account reported that Blizzard had forced contractors to take unpaid leave during the holidays, turning this week's announcement into a major turnaround. Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait also sent a public invitation on Twitter to people to share their work experiences, and several contractors have since responded. Last week, Gonzalez indicated he should sleep under his desk and trust Social Welfare for health insurance. p>
Today, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait employees celebrate a great victory for our contracted workers. This is the result of teamwork and there is more to do! IC pic.twitter.com/PNJCTX0DbX- Jessica Gonzalez
Temporary Activision Blizzard workers receive better wages and general supplies
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