Samsung’s own records show extent of toxic workplaces

Labour activists and Samsung Electronics victims were buoyed last week by the decisions of two long running court cases that validated that workers’ health was seriously compromised by the toxic work environment they had been exposed to. The family of Lee Eun-joo is now able to claim compensation for her death while another claimant Kim, will now receive damage payments for contracting chronic myelogenous leukemia. These cases have also highlighted that Samsung Electronics’ own records confirm the unhealthy nature of its workplaces. A new documentary of workers’ stories has recently been released.