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Blizzard workers unions called for a strike yesterday protesting plans to shut Versailles office

Three unions that represent Blizzard employees in France called for a strike yesterday, following Activision Blizzard’s decision to shut their office near Versailles. It’s a move that potentially puts hundreds of jobs at risk. The unions claim the company “repeatedly denied” the closure plans, but suspect they’ve actually been planning it for a while. “In 15 years, many of us left their homes from across Europe and beyond to join the company, people truly invested their whole lives into Blizzard success,” they said. “This comes as a shock for employees who were not expecting that announcement.” (more…)