In an interview given to the Washington Post, Reggie Fils-Aimé spoke about the ongoing worker controversy at Nintendo. A Nintendo of America employee filed an official complaint last month regarding Nintendo’s interference in unionization efforts.

Kotaku and IGN have spoken to both current and former contract workers regarding the current situation in the company and they criticize the pay and benefits to contract workesr, the lack of opportunity for progression within the company, and the overall sense of inclusion.

Here’s what Fils-Aimé had to say on the matter: “A core focus while I was at Nintendo of America was having a healthy culture within the company. I know I was able to achieve that.”

He also added “While I was at Nintendo, we routinely had meetings and events where our Associates—that’s how we referred to our contract employees—were invited” while also mentioning the invitations of contract workers to “bi-monthly and quarterly lunches.”  

Fils-Aimé also stated that the nature of the reports and the division between contractors and full-time employees was quite sad. “The reports I hear really strike me as just not the company I knew. And I’ll just leave it at that.”