GWU article: GWU Australia and Professionals Australia partner to launch new union in 2022

Since launching in 2018, GWU Australia has been supporting and empowering workers to build a better games industry, together.

As part of our efforts, we have been connecting our members with Australia’s union movement – and we have also been negotiating to bring the union movement to Australia’s games industry.

Professionals Australia is the union that covers IT workers, scientists, pharmacists and even industries like translators and interpreters. They were founded in 1946 to cover engineers, but expanded to cover many more industries and in 2013 became the union they are today.

Last week, the board of Professionals Australia met and endorsed a proposal from GWU Australia. That proposal was the result of more than a year of negotiations, consultations and discussions between us, all with one goal in mind: to create a new division of Professionals Australia entirely for game workers.

Today, we are thrilled to announce that negotiation has been successful.

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