The petition to dismiss Activision CEO Bobby Kotick
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Game Workers Unite has opposed Activision Blizzard CEO, Bobby Kotick. GWU representatives posted a series of tweets criticising his policies and company behaviour.
Recall that 775 Activision employees were dismissed, as the publisher reported on February 12. According to Kotaku, about 400 employees of the French department still don’t know whether this process has affected them. Union members launched a petition on coworker.org with a fiery headline “Fire Activision CEO Bobby Kotick for pocketing millions while laying off 800 workers”. The petition has collected 3'223 of the necessary 4'000 signatures today.
The petition says that Kotick's wealth consists of the stolen salaries of his employees. The organisation claims that dismissed and awaiting employees of cyber-sports and marketing departments, as well as community workers, are more important than the general director of the company.
The aggressive tone of the statement indicates that Activision employees are directly involved in the petition, but no specific names and positions are mentioned. The company’s message about reductions states that those who were engaged in publishing, esports and other areas were dismissed. The wave of layoffs didn’t affect the departments related to the development of games directly.
At the same time, enthusiasts launched a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #FireBobbyKotick. Players and game developers publish calls to "make Blizzard great again" and express distrust by cancelling subscriptions to the games of the company.
We don’t know yet whether all this hype will lead to a real CEO's dismissal. However, we’ll keep you updated on all the news.