Didi, JD.com employees get unions in watershed moment for China's tech sector

Didi, JD.com employees get unions in watershed moment for China's tech sector

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Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Global Inc has set up a union for its staff while e-commerce powerhouse JD.com has also established one – landmark moves in the country’s tech sector where organised labour is extremely rare.

Regulators in China have come down hard on its biggest technology firms this year, criticising them for policies that exploit workers and infringe on consumer rights in addition to unleashing a slew of anti-trust probes and fines.

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