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Posted : 2013-08-14 17:16
Updated : 2013-08-14 17:16

Samsung accused of labor abuse in Brazil

By Kim Yoo-chul

Samsung Electronics is facing a $110 million lawsuit after being accused of alleged labor abuse at its factory in Brazil, the company said Wednesday.

The Korea electronics giant said in a statement that it is being investigated by prosecutors in Brazil over allegations that Brazilian employees at one of its factories worked extremely long shifts for dozens of days in a row.

"We will take all measures necessary," it said.

The factory is located in the Zona Franca de Manaus, where the company's budget smartphones, mid-tier televisions and other home appliances are assembled. It has 6,000 employees.

Samsung Electronics said that it will fully cooperate with the Brazilian government to address the latest labor issuefully cooperate .

"We will make our the best efforts to address the allegations by Brazil's Ministry of Labor and Employment," it said in a statement.

"We have so far been consistent in providing competitive welfare systems and creating safe working environments. As Samsung is a global company, we strictly abide by all laws in all regions we operate."

The labor issue has emerged as a top priority for Samsung's management as the world's biggest smartphone maker manufactures products in China, Vietnam, Brazil and countries in Europe.

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