Goodgame Studios: Employees decide against election of works council
At today’s all-employees meeting of Goodgame Studios, one of Germany’s leading developers of gaming software, the clear majority of 62.8 percent of 1035 employees present voted against a works council. The electoral board that was to be appointed thus did not achieve a majority vote. It would have been responsible for preparing and conducting the election of a works council over the next weeks. The electoral procedures for the election of a works council has therefore been stopped at this point.
Goodgame Studios will now go on to develop an alternative system of employee representation in order to allow for more employee engagement within the company. Employees of Goodgame Studios will be in charge of establishing the new committee.
“We are happy that the majority of our employees are of the opinion that representation which is tailored specifically to the company is the most appropriate solution for Goodgame Studios. The committee when elected will have extensive rights enshrined by contractual obligation on behalf of the company, enabling it to act in the best interest of all employees. We express our sincere thanks for the work that was already done on this model and for the trust of our employees in this approach”, said Kai Wawrzinek, CEO of Goodgame Studios.
Based on the clear results of the vote, we assume that everyone who is involved will respect the will of the employees and give the alternative model a fair chance to prove itself. Ver.di announced during the assembly that they will accept the result of the vote and will not take further steps.
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