Game Developers union??

Does anybody know if there is some kind of general game developer workers union in Australia? Do any other countries have one??

Thoughts anyone??

mcdrewski's picture

No "unions" for game developers in Australia per se, but you might think about the [url="http://www.dlf.org.au/"]DLF[/url], [url="http://www.apesma.asn.au/"]APESMA[/url], [url="http://www.gdaa.com.au/"]GDAA[/url], [url="http://www.igda.org/"]IGDA[/url], or the [url="http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/mcdonald.htm"]EIEIO[/url]

LiveWire's picture

so this MacDonald character, has he been in the industry long?

Me109's picture

[url]http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20050322/hyman_01.shtml[/url]
Unionise now... An article that appeared on Gamasutra a few weeks back.. brings together the views of for and against unions..

quote:...observers see close parallels between the gripes of today's game developers and those of workers in the movie industry in the 1930s and '40s, particularly in the animation segment. The difference is that Hollywood unionized, and the game industry is still only talking about it.

[img]http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20050322/Unions_art.jpg[/img]

cheers..

Shovsoft's picture

While there's no general game developers union in Australia there are a number of unions that can represent your industrial interests.

APESMA has a special interest group called ITPA (Information Technology Professionals Association that is specifically designed to look at the interests of people working in areas like Game Development. Visit www.apesma.asn.au or contact 03 9695 8800 for more information.

quote:Originally posted by Boroma

Does anybody know if there is some kind of general game developer workers union in Australia? Do any other countries have one??

Thoughts anyone??