‘Developers’ lives matter’ – Chinese software engineers use Github to protest against the country’s 996 work schedule

//‘Developers’ lives matter’ – Chinese software engineers use Github to protest against the country’s 996 work schedule

‘Developers’ lives matter’ – Chinese software engineers use Github to protest against the country’s 996 work schedule

Resentment against long working hours in China’s tech industry is growing among software developers that use the Github open development platform after a user posted a copy of China’s labour laws on the site and named two e-commerce companies that practice the 996 work schedule – 9am to 9pm, six days a week.A Github user called “996icu” posted a so-called repo (repository) on Tuesday complaining that working 996 all the time means running the risk of ending up in the “intensive care unit”,…

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