GAME in Crisis: Redundancies and Zero-Hour Contracts on the Horizon
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GAME in Crisis: Redundancies and Zero-Hour Contracts on the Horizon

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

Recent reports have revealed that the once-prominent video game retailer, GAME, is facing challenging times in the UK. As financial struggles persist, GAME is taking drastic measures that will impact its employees across the country.

The largest video game retailer in the UK, GAME, is reportedly on the verge of making significant redundancies and transitioning non-managerial employees to zero-hour contracts. This move comes as the company's owner, Frasers Group, reevaluates its operations and reduces GAME's presence throughout the nation.

According to a recent Eurogamer report, employees at GAME stores have confirmed these impending changes. The shift to zero-hour contracts means that non-managerial staff will be left with uncertain work schedules and minimal job security. The news has come as a surprise to many, but GAME has been struggling for some time.

In 2012, GAME faced a major crisis when it entered administration, leading to disruptions in stock supply from key publishers such as Activision, Electronic Arts, and Microsoft. Following this turmoil, GAME's shares were suspended from the London Stock Exchange, signaling a period of uncertainty for the company.

Now, with lower footfall in physical stores and increased online competition, it's anticipated that GAME will shift its focus towards becoming an online-only retailer as they stop trade-ins. This shift was further emphasized when the company recently announced the discontinuation of pre-owned item sales, a significant departure from its traditional business model.


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