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27 May 2015

Lii Wen, CNA

RCA, ex-workers to appeal ruling

The decade-long legal battle between Radio Corp of America (RCA) and its former employees is expected to continue, as both parties intend to appeal the latest ruling on the case.

The Legal Aid Foundation…urged former employees to join the RCA Self-Help Association’s campaign to demand compensation for occupational diseases…The…Association…said that the company should be held responsible for more than 1,300 cases of cancer diagnosed among former RCA employees after the company shut down in 1992.

Legal Aid Foundation executive-secretary Chen Wei-hsiang…said that…former employees are eligible to participate in the association and upcoming legal action as long as they sign up before June 19 through the foundation’s special hotlines…

Association president Liu Ho-yun…said that the group has received 100 to 200 calls per day since the court ruling was announced last month…She said many new members of the association are cancer patients…

Ministry of Labor Department of Labor Relations Director Wang Hou-wei…said the ministry is to provide financial assistance to the workers for legal expenses through a special fund…