Keywords Studios has joined the list of companies that have cut employees. At the end of September, she terminated contracts with specialists who helped BioWare with testing games.
As Keywords Studios explained in the Polygon comment, she had to take such a step after BioWare stopped cooperating with the company. In total, Keywords Studios parted with 13 testers.
Polygon recalled that last year a group of 16 Keywords Studios testers created a trade union, which became part of the "United Trade Union of Food and Commercial Industry Workers of Canada" (UFCW Canada). All the dismissed specialists were its members.
UFCW Canada claims that Keywords Studios violated labor standards when firing testers. In particular, the company allegedly offered a minimum severance package.