10-year conflict over Samsung Semiconductor leukemia finally ends
10-year conflict over Samsung Semiconductor leukemia finally ends
  • Lee Jun-sung
  • 승인 2018.11.02 12:23
  • 댓글 0
이 기사를 공유합니다

The so-called "Samsung Semiconductor leukemia" dispute, sparked by the death of Hwang Yoo-mi, a female worker at the company's Giheung plant in March 2007, has virtually ended.

Although there has been controversy for more than 10 years over whether to regard leukemia and other diseases as occupational diseases related to semiconductor and LCD manufacture, the  mediation committee for the dispute between Samsung Electronics Co. and its former employees suffering from work-related illnesses reached an agreement on the arbitration.

Samsung and its victims began to fight in March 2008 when a civic group "Banolim" (protecting the health and human rights of semiconductor workers) was launched.

Later, a team led by Prof. Baek Do-myung of the Graduate School of Public Health, the Seoul National University and Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency continued the investigation, while Samsung Electronics proposed a dialogue with Banolim in 2012.

The contentious issue has been unsettled for over 10 years, but Samsung Electronics announced its stance on accepting conditions and Banolim agreed, reaching a decision to hold a final agreement within this month. 

Regarding the dramatic settlement, Samsung said it is meaningful as it reflects efforts to resolve the long-standing social dispute in succession.

It is believed that Samsung Electronics is trying to highlight its social responsibility by putting an end to the controversy over semiconductor leukemia after eliminating circular investment links between group affiliates along with ensuring the direct recruitment of employees of Samsung Electronics Service's partners and labor union activities.
 


댓글삭제
삭제한 댓글은 다시 복구할 수 없습니다.
그래도 삭제하시겠습니까?
댓글 0
댓글쓰기
계정을 선택하시면 로그인·계정인증을 통해
댓글을 남기실 수 있습니다.

  • Korea IT Times: Copyright(C) 2004, Korea IT Times. .Allrights reserved.
  • #1206, 36-4 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea(Postal Code 07331)
  • 서울특별시 영등포구 여의도동 36-4 (국제금융로8길 34) / 오륜빌딩 1206호
  • * Mobile News: m.koreaittimes.com
  • * Internet news: www.koreaittimes.com
  • * Editorial Div. 02-578-0434 / 010-2442-9446 * PR Global/AD: 82-2-578-0678.
  • * IT Times Canada: Willow St. Vancouver BC
  • 070-7008-0005
  • * Email: info@koreaittimes.com
ND소프트