Game Workers Unite Australia to become an official union

Will be a branch of Professional Australians

Game Works Unite to be unionised

Aiming for a March 2022 launch, Game Workers Australia will be a new union division devoted to games industry professionals.

By co-operating with the well-established Professionals Australia, will allow GWA to have access to support and services previously unavailable.

Free membership will remain, but tiered membership packages will be offered. Local games professionals can now register their interest for membership.

Professional Australia for those who don’t know is a organisation established in 1946, supporting engineers, scientists, I.T workers and other industries, before becoming a union in 2013.

The GWA considers this a huge achievement as members will be protected against bullying, discrimination and underpayments while putting them on equal paying field with studios and publishers.