The videogame industry continues to set a bad example for the world because of the excessive working hours of its workers. If a few days ago we reported that Fortnite requires up to 70 or 100 hours a week for its employees, now it is time to change continents and travel to China where Tencent, NetEase and other companies in the sector have been accused of labor exploitation.
The information, which can be read on the Game Industry portal, shows that these companies have adopted an unofficial work schedule from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 12 hours, something contrary to the law of the Asian giant and that it puts the health of employees at serious risk.
The 996.ICU collective is the one who has reported this situation, and for this purpose it remembers in a website enabled for this purpose that this entails a work investment of less 60 hours per week, well above the 44 hours of maximum time imposed by Article 36 of the Labor Law in China. In turn, they add that the companies are not complying with the payment of these extra hours.
The information also lists as many companies, from the sector as from other technological business areas, accused of these practices.