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The number of collective actions in the IT industry between 2016 and 2020 increased almost ninefold over the previous five years. (Source photo by Reuters)

Tech workers band together to push for workplace reforms

Cases of collective action rise nearly ninefold to 300 in 2016-2020

MOTOKAZU MATSUI and KYO KITAZUME, Nikkei staff writers | North America

TOKYO -- Tech workers are banding together to demand better working conditions as well as more accountability and transparency from their employers, marking a major shift for an industry long known for shunning collective action.  

The move comes against a backdrop of expanding disparities among employees themselves, as well as growing public concern over tech companies' use of personal data and other issues.

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