TikTok owner ByteDance to end compulsory weekend overtime


FILE PHOTO: The ByteDance logo is seen in this illustration taken, Nov. 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

July 9, 2021

BEIJING (Reuters) – TikTok owner ByteDance on Friday said that it would formally end its weekend overtime policy from Aug. 1, two weeks after its short-video rival Kuaishou announced a similar decision.

The move came as Chinese tech companies face fierce nationwide debate about whether to end the infamous “996” style of working 9 am to 9 pm six days a week.

(Reporting by Yingzhi Yang and Tony Munroe; Editing by David Goodman)

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