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Plight of China's gig workers poses policymaking dilemma

The Straits Times, China, 30 August 2021 - A series of complaints over employee mistreatment has left China's once-coveted tech sector confronting a broad range of labour issues amid a fierce nationwide debate and increased regulatory tightening, forcing some of the biggest players in the sector to adjust their workplace culture to attract and retain talent.

Short-video company Kuaishou Technology announced on June 24 it is formally ending its weekend overtime policy known as "big/small weeks" that required staff to work on every other Sunday. Its rival, TikTok operator ByteDance, soon followed suit, lifting the longstanding policy in August.

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Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/plight-of-chinas-gig-workers-poses-policymaking-dilemma

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