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SAMSUNG takes responsibility and agrees to compensate workers of its South Korean factories who have serious work-related illnesses

Author: Sherpa, Published on: 14 November 2018

As a judicial investigation was launched in France, Samsung has recognized exposing its workers to toxic chemicals without adequately protecting and informing them about the toxicity of products handled in its Korean factories.  This news could influence the future judicial investigation.  An investigating judge was nominated following the complaint filed on June 25, 2018, for misleading commercial practices by Sherpa and ActionAid Peuples-Solidaires against Samsung Electronics France, and its South Korean parent company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.​​​​  Civil parties were heard in the course of the investigation on October 16...The mediation panel set up to propose a compensation for ill workers and the legal successors of deceased workers gave out its decision on November, 1...

Samsung was asked to pay up to 150 million won (116 324 euros) for each employee suffering from work-related diseases, the mediation committee led by a former supreme justice said in a statement.  All former and current Samsung employees as well as the company’s contractors who worked at Samsung’s semiconductor and display production plants for more than one year since 1984 are eligible to be compensated for their illnesses. The majority of eligible employees are women below 30 years old. At least 200 workers are concerned...

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