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Samsung Electronics to apologize

Samsung Electronics plans to deliver an official apology on the long-standing dispute surrounding its former workers suffering from diseases apparently related to the working environments at its factories, the mediation committee said Wednesday.

The apology is part of the agreement reached between one of the world’s leading makers of chips and Supporters for the Health and Rights of People in the Semiconductor Industry (Sharps), a group of victims suffering from various illnesses such as leukemia after working on Samsung’s production lines.

Earlier this month, the mediation committee announced the settlement - which Samsung and victims earlier agreed to accept - which included compensation of up to 150 million won ($132,000) per illness.

The mediation committee said the signing ceremony of the settlement will be held on Nov. 23. In July, Samsung and Sharps agreed to accept any decision made by the mediator to end the issue that has been unsettled for over 10 years.

The mediation committee also advised that a CEO of Samsung Electronics deliver an apology.

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