fredag 26. april 2019

Overseas Tech Workers Warn of 'Race to Bottom' in China Overtime Row

Overseas tech workers have come out in support of colleagues in China, warning of a "race to the bottom" following comments made by tech tycoon Jack Ma about the "996" overtime culture in the industry. Tech workers in China started a repository, usually used to share programming projects on GitHub, a platform that is used daily by developers to collaborate on projects.

Calling it 996.ICU in reference to the grueling, 12 hours a day, six days a week schedule expected of many tech employees in China, they hit back at the growing pressure to put in regular overtime. Alibaba founder and billionaire Ma has previously referred to a 72-hour working week as "a blessing".

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