Samsung apologized for the deaths of workers

Samsung извинился за смертельные случаи рабочих

Samsung apologized for the deaths and illnesses of workers

Samsung group to pay compensation to former and current employees, sick in hazardous work.

The South Korean technology group Samsung has apologized to the hundreds of workers sick in connection with harmful production, as well as the families of the deceased from these diseases. Friday, 23 November, the head of the group, Kim Ki We live on South Korean television expressed regret at the lack of measures of concern to protect from “potential health risks from the production of chips and liquid crystal displays”.

“We sincerely apologise to those who suffered from illnesses, and their families,” he said. In addition, the company agreed to pay compensation to former and current employees, sick as a result of contact with hazardous chemicals in the workplace. In the next ten years they will be paid compensation of up to 150 million won (the equivalent of about 116 thousand euros).

The conflict between the management and employees of the company started after the death from leukemia 23-year-old employee in 2007. Her father refused to sign a group agreement and found adherents among Samsung employees and their relatives, organizing a movement, struggling for the recognition of a liability concern for the health of workers in hazardous occupations.

The human rights group “defenders of the health and rights of workers in the industry of semiconductors” (SHARPS) 320 documented cases of serious illnesses among the employees of the factories Samsung and 118 of these people died.

In may 2014 the Samsung has already apologized ill cancer to employees and their families, stressing that he sees no connection of these cases with the activities of the group.

Earlier the brand Ambassador of Samsung Ksenia Sobchak sued for 1.6 million dollars that she enjoyed in public areas the iPhone X.

Source: Russian service of DW


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