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Curb crazy extra hours for office workers

China Daily | Updated: 2018-03-14 07:40

AT THE ONGOING SESSION of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee, China's top political advisory body, some representatives have called for better protection of labor rights for white-collar workers. comments:

It is quite common for office workers to work extra hours. According to All-China Federation of Trade Unions, 21.6 percent of office workers work more than eight extra hours every week, of which only 44 percent get additional pay or proper rest. In addition, 35.1 percent do not get paid leave.

Too much extra work has been threatening the health even lives of white-collar workers. Search "sudden death from extra hours" online and you will find many cases about young people who died from overtiredness after having worked too many hours. Last year, a 26-year-old doctor died in his dormitory in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, after having worked a whole night and a whole day.

Curb crazy extra hours for office workers

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