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Blizzard France Employees to Go on Strike, Possibly Delaying EU Pre-patch?

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After the news of Activision Blizzard closing down their offices in France, it seems there's more trouble brewing. Some EU Blizzard staff will be striking tomorrow, as per recommendations of their union:

Here is the full view of the document:

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It seems not all EU staff will be participating in the strike, however considering the relatively rough NA launch of the pre-patch, this might affect or perhaps even dealy the EU release, which is scheduled for after the maintenance later today aka Wednesday morning.

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It should have been obvious to them that calling the curtain in the home of labour unions will be no easy feat. Hope employees can somehow barter the future of a European HQ, interesting note on probable tax-evasion scheme in that document.

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9 hours ago, Badadada said:

It should have been obvious to them that calling the curtain in the home of labour unions will be no easy feat. Hope employees can somehow barter the future of a European HQ, interesting note on probable tax-evasion scheme in that document.

Relocating your office to somewhere with more favorable laws/codes is not tax-evasion.  It's taking advantage of the benefits another market has to offer.  It's like you buying services from another company offering the same product for less money.  They will be buying the same/similar skills and workforce and not have to pay extreme fees for it.  It's called business, something a lot of unions don't understand when they push companies to make these decisions with their demands.

Tax-evasion would be finding ways to not paying current taxes due in the area they are currently located and doing business.  

Also, the company only has a responsibility to keep your skills current to the job you are doing for them, not to keep you marketable and employable elsewhere.  That is your job to ensure the skills and services you want to sell to an employer are desirable.  Just like a business has to ensure it's products are desirable by it's consumers.

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