French union calls for half-day strike at Ubisoft Paris

French union Solidaires Informatique today called for a half-day strike at Ubisoft Paris in response to a change in strategy Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot articulated last week alongside a number of game cancellations and a slashed financial forecast for the publisher.

The group’s call for a strike referenced comments made in a call with investors last week to trim operating costs “through targeted restructuring, divesting some non-core assets and usual natural attrition.”

“When Mr. Guillemot speaks of ‘attrition’ and ‘organizational adjustments,’ it means: staff reductions, discreet studio closures, salary cuts, disguised layoffs, etc.,” Solidaires Informatique said.

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