SAG-AFTRA, the union that represents video game voice actors has advised that its members will go on strike today after rejecting a pay rise offered by the Interactive Video Game Companies.
The VGC offered voice actors a 9% raise that “accelerates the 3 percent annual increase sought by SAG-AFTRA negotiators over a three-year period,” according to a statement by the organisation.
The publishers also offered up to $950 USD more per game, dependant on how many sessions a voice actor participates in. A day-rate rise for a four-hour session was also offered, at up to $900 USD.
SAG-AFTRA rejected the offer, essentially saying it doesn’t address the concerns raised over equal treatment to Hollywood live-action actors. As such, they’ll begin strike actions on 21 October in the USA.
We reported on the potential strike action last week.