Microsoft workers decry grueling '996' working standard at Chinese tech firms

Microsoft employees have put forward a petition in defense of a trending GitHub repository they believe could be under threat of Chinese censorship. The repository, called 996.ICU, was established in late March by Chinese tech workers who were protesting extreme overwork. The stories name some of the biggest companies in China, including Alibaba, Huawei, ByteDance, DJI, Tencent, Vivo, and others. The protest has enraged Chinese censors, and many local browsers are already blocking access to 996.ICU, including browsers from Tencent, Alibaba, Xiaomi, and Qihoo 360. Still, the repository remains available to Chinese users under alternate browsers, and GitHub has not moved to take it down. There’s a real possibility that Microsoft, which... Continue reading…

Microsoft workers decry grueling '996' working standard at Chinese tech firms

A letter on Github demanded companies comply with labor laws, limiting workers to 40 hours a week versus a 12-hour day standardMicrosoft employees have published a letter on the software development ...

Mon 22 Apr 19 from Guardian.co.uk

Microsoft workers pressure company to stand by embattled Chinese GitHub repo

Microsoft employees have put forward a petition in defense of a trending GitHub repository they believe could be under threat of Chinese censorship. The repository, called 996.ICU, ...

Mon 22 Apr 19 from The Verge

Microsoft and GitHub Workers Take a Stand Against Grueling, Inhumane '996' Culture in China

For tech workers in China, a brutal work schedule of 9am to 9pm, 6 days a week (usually just called “996") is not only commonplace, it’s been hailed as “a huge blessing” by ...

Mon 22 Apr 19 from Gizmodo

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