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How has COVID-19 affected your working life?

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.
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Working in the Irish games industry during Covid-19: What are your rights?

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.
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GWU Ireland On RTE Radio One

Ellen Cunningham, Co-Ordinator of Games Workers Unite, Ireland joined Brendan O'Connor on The Weekend On One to discuss the Gaming industry in the country.
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GWU Ireland In The Journal

Irish game workers have recently joined the Financial Services Union to lobby for their workers’ rights. This part of the international Game Workers Unite group, which includes artists, designers, testers and production workers.
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Working From Home: How To Safeguard Your Wellbeing While Social Distancing

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.
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GWU Ireland On The Office Block Podcast

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.
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GWU Coverage In The Dublin Inquirer

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.
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