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Not my pay! Some tech workers bemoan China’s crackdown on compulsory overtime

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By Yingzhi Yang and Brenda Goh BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese government’s campaign to improve conditions for workers has spurred companies, particularly some of its hardest-driving tech giants, to cut down on long hours of compulsory overtime but not all employees are happy about it. Some employees at TikTok-owner ByteDance were shocked to find their August paychecks slashed 17% after the company ended its policy of requiring its China-based staff to work a six-day week every second week. “My workload hasn’t actually changed,” a product manager at ByteDance told Reuters, declining to be iden…

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