Nexon Korea becomes first game company with a union

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Nexon Korea becomes first game company with a union

Online gaming giant Nexon Korea launched a labor union on Monday, a first for a game service provider in Korea.

“The establishment of the Nexon union will act as a tow truck to improve labor conditions in the gaming industry as a whole,” the union said in a press release.

“Labor conditions in the local gaming industry are very poor, although the local market has expanded to a 12 trillion won ($10.8 billion) business.”

Nexon employees, as well as workers from affiliates such as NexonNetworks, Neople and Nexon Red, are able to join the new organization, it said.

A total of 300 people have joined as of 3 p.m. and that number is expected to increase going forward, the union added.

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