Posted: May 14, 2014 7:40 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: May 14, 2014 7:40 PM
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.