A year after sending an open letter to Ubisoft management, "none of our demands have been met"
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A group of current and former Ubisoft employees who wrote an open letter to management a year ago say none of their demands have been met.
The group, which goes by A Better Ubisoft, launched a petition calling for public support last November. While that petition is still open to signatures, A Better Ubisoft took to Twitter on Thursday to share an upsetting update about its overall goal to address alleged abuse issues. According to a statement, Ubisoft management has done nothing to address any one of the group’s four demands. Furthermore, the group shared an alarming statistic: 25% of the employees who signed the open letter last year have now moved on to work at other companies.
Worse yet, of those who quit, 60% of them use he/him pronouns, while 39% use she/her pronouns, and 1% use they/them. A Better Ubisoft reports that women make up only 25% of the company’s global workforce, which suggests women who signed the letter are leaving disproportionately more than men.
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“All the more reason that one year later, we believe as strongly as ever that management must engage with us and meet all of our four key demands, to create A Better Ubisoft and help to end abuse in gaming,” reads a follow-up tweet (opens in new tab).
A Better Ubisoft has reiterated that its demands are as follows:
- “Stop promoting and moving known offenders from studio to studio, team to team with no repercussions. This cycle needs to end.
- We want a collective seat at the table, to have a meaningful say in how Ubisoft as a company moves forward from here.
- Cross-industry collaboration, to agree on a set of ground rules and processes that all studios can use to handle these offences in the future.
- This collaboration must heavily involve employees in non-management positions and union representatives.”