The “Syndicat des Travailleurs du Jeu Vidéo” aims to constitute a friendship, solidarity and defense pact between all workers of the video games industry.

Why a union?

Up until now, there existed no structure to allow workers of the video games industry to express themselves publicly and collectively. In such a situation, only the point of view of a small fringe of the industry (for example editors or employers) could be heard by society and the government.

Also, associating inside a union facilitates access to help and information, enabling us to defend and improve our working conditions.

What about the employers?

The interests of business owners (employers, shareholders, editors) are already represented by other institutions. And while the interests of owners can sometimes coincide with ours, it would be naive and dangerous to conflate the two. Therefore, the STJV does not represent the interests of people living from the labour of others.

How to act?

To defend our moral and economical interests, the STJV relies on the following elements:

  • Labour laws, that must be scrupulously respected.
  • Improvement of working conditions, including fair remuneration for work provided and respect of all workers.
  • Fighting against all forms of discrimination existing in our industry.
  • Helping all workers, union members or not, that find themselves in a difficult situation at work.
  • Informing workers: without knowing our rights, we cannot defend them.
  • Informing public institutions and associations. Currently informed only of the wishes of the business owners, it is necessary that they also benefit from our point of view.
  • Promoting any new or alternative forms of work organisation that help ensure good working conditions.


Repeal of the pension reform – Call for strike actions in the video game industry starting on 6 June 2023

The movement against the pension reform has been going on, in various forms, without interruption since last January, a sign of the strength of the opposition to this reform. From the beginning, we have been explaining how harmful this reform is for workers, and in particular for the poorest and the elderly. It will lengthen …

The fight to defend pensions in the video game industry – progress report

In the current context, we did not renew the call for strike action in the video game industry that had been in place since 20 March, but we are still monitoring the movement and are ready to mobilise, especially for the next important action days. The STJV and video game workers have been fully involved …

Local actions and call to strike from March 20 to May 8, 2023

Renewal of the call until 8 May 2023 After an exceptional May Day, the biggest in France since 2002, where the video game industry was massively present in demonstrations and where the STJV again broke records for the size of its marches, the movement against the pension reform remains active. Local mobilisations to prevent the …