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Samsung to compensate workers' cancer

1 year ago May 14, 2014 May 14, 2014 Wednesday, May 14 2014 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6:40:27 PM CDT in News
Source: CNN
By: Michael Marsh

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA- Samsung Electronics is compensating former workers who are battling cancer and families of dead workers.

It comes after a public outcry in South Korea over working conditions in Samsung plants and exposure to harmful chemicals.

The company response comes a month after a South Korean lawmaker urged his government and Samsung come up with a plan to help sick workers.

Many former employees say they have Leukemia.

Samsung offered its "sincerest apology" and admitted it should have acted sooner to bring the issue to a close.

But Samsung did not acknowledge a link between the chemicals used at its micro-chip factories and the cancer and other diseases workers say they have.

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