Samsung Electronics ‘ board of directors, chairman of the prison’s union-busting charges

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.CS) the board of directors, the Chairman, Lee Sang-hoon, was sentenced to 1-1/2 years in prison Tuesday for sabotage of the legitimate activities of the union, is a South Korean district court said.

Lee and approximately 25 other defendants were accused of sabotage, of the activities of the union as a result of the outsourced workers in Samsung Electronics in a repair unit, Samsung Electronics Service Co., Ltd.

If the activities of the union was held at the Samsung Electronics has launched the Service in 2013, the Samsung Group is a now-defunct elite-strategy-channels-developed and implemented strategies to interfere with the functioning of the european union, the Seoul Central District Court said.

Samsung’s executives and employees were in various degrees involved in the finding of the sensitive information regarding the union’s members in order to persuade them to leave the union, by inducing the closure of the outsourcing companies with active trade unions, and the postponement of the negotiations between labor and management.

The decision follows last week’s ruling by the court that he gave a 16-month prison term, Samsung Electronics Vice President Kang Kyung-hoon, on charges of union-busting activities at the now-defunct affiliate, Samsung Everland, a theme park operator, and is a part of Samsung C&T (028260.ME).

“We humbly accept the fact that the companies’ understanding of and views on the direction of the trade unions, in the past, it fell short of the expectations of the company, Samsung Electronics, Samsung C&T said.

As a professor at Seoul National University Park, Sang-in, as described in the statements as a signal of change in the South Korean judicial system, which gave it smooth the sentences of convicted businesses.

Samsung’s new leader, Jay Y. Lee, to “build industrial relations that conform to international standards,” the professor added.

Lee was involved in separate trials in a corruption scandal involving former South Korean President, Park Geun-hye.

Reporting by Joyce Lee and Heekyong Yang; Editing by Stephen Coates and Himani sarkar

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