After being asked by a group of employees at activision blizzard whether it will object to internal Unionization efforts, Microsoft has responded saying that it will not.
The news comes from Axios, who say that, in response to an open letter, the company has said it will not object to the union efforts, which started during the wake of recent scandals surrounding activision blizzard.
In the letter, Workers asked Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella whether microsoft has authorized Activision to rule on the recognition of the union. Workers have also accused Activision for using “union-busting” tactics in an attempt to thwart their action, and have called on microsoft to stop the “campaign that is being waged against us”
Responding to the letter, a spokesperson from microsoft told Axios “Microsoft will not stand in the way if Activision Blizzard recognizes a union.” continuing on, they said “Microsoft respects Activision Blizzard employees’ right to choose whether to be represented by a labour organization and we will honor those decisions.”
A version of the letter is also slated to run in Microsoft's backyard this weekend in the Sunday edition of the Seattle Times pic.twitter.com/e1sHUSKFLY
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Back in February, Activision’s vice president of QA, Christian Arends, Sent a message to staff in an attempt to dissuade them from unionizing.
In January, the 34 strong group called the game workers alliance officially asked activision blizzard to recognise the union, which would be the first one ever at a major north american Development studio.
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