GWU Ireland's member organiser addresses common concerns that workers have before joining their union and outlines practical steps you can take to protect yourself in the early stages of union organising.
GWU Ireland has put together a simple explainer, outlining what your basic rights & legal entitlements are if you are temporarily laid off, become unwell, have to self-isolate, or have caring responsibilities.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, we have seen a sharp increase in the numbers of people working from home. For many of us, managing the transition from the office to our homes can be tough. We’ve asked GWU member and game worker, Ellen Cunningham (an experienced WFH-er), to come up with her top tips for those of us who have, by circumstance, been forced to work from home.
What’s life like in Ireland’s emerging game industry? What is Game Workers Unite and how did the Irish branch form? What are the key issues facing game workers and how are they organising to tackle them? In this episode of the Office Block podcast, Game Workers Unite Ireland’s coordinator, Ellen Cunningham, talks to Paul Dillon about the game industry in Ireland and how workers are coming together to make change happen. We talk about some big issues facing game workers, and delve into some important topics affecting the sector which have captured headlines in the past.
Listening to testimonies of video games workers, something clicked for Ellen Cunningham. “My eyes were opened by hearing something I already knew,” she says, on Monday over coffee. It was March and Cunningham was at the Game Developers Conference 2019 in San Francisco, at a round-table discussion on unionisation, she says.
www.GWUIreland.org is a project of the Financial Services Union