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[March 14, 2014]
'Pollution' pay-outs [Pretoria News (South Africa)]
(Pretoria News (South Africa) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TOKYO: Japanese electronics maker Panasonic is compensating employees for living with air pollution in China.
The payment for what the company described as the "PM2.5 problem", referring to tiny particles in the air that at sufficient quantities reduce visibility and increase health risks, is part of a package negotiated annually for employees in China who belong to the Panasonic union.
Chinese cities such as Beijing and Shanghai have become notorious for high pollution.
The company did not disclose the amount of the payments, which will start next month. - Sapa-AP Pretoria News (c) 2014 Independent Newspapers (Pty) Limited. All rights strictly reserved. Provided by Syndigate.info, an Albawaba.com company
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