Ride-hailing platform Didi is cutting employee perks as it seeks to limit internal spending, a move that comes shortly after the company’s CEO announced plans to lay off around 2,000 employees.

Didi is slashing meal subsidies at its cafeterias, while increasing the prices of some goods. In addition, gym benefits and late-night snacks have been canceled, and funding for staff clubs is being cut. Workspaces at the company are also being made smaller. The policy came into effect on Monday.

News of the cuts began circulating on Chinese media over the weekend, detailing the extent of the reductions in a screenshot of a document that was sent to employees. In the internal memo, the company said the new policy is being implemented to “better save on internal expenses.”

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based technology reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.