Samsung Apologizes And Offers Compensation To Sickened Workers

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Samsung Electronics issued an official apology for the first time and promised today to compensate the families of semiconductor workers who suffered illnesses that may have been related to factory conditions.

“Several workers at our production facilities suffered from leukemia and other incurable diseases, which also led to some deaths,” Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon Oh-hyun said in a press conference, reported Yonhap News Agency. “We should have settled the issue earlier, and we are deeply heartbroken that we failed to do so and express our deep apology.”

“We hope to resolve the issue with sincerity and earnestness. We will make due compensation to the victims and the families,” he added.

It’s important to note that while Samsung Electronics said it will determine compensation using a third-party agency, the company did not acknowledge that working conditions in its factories directly caused illness, as some of the workers’ families have claimed…

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