聲援韓國三星罹癌員工 國際連署行動正式展開
New International Coalition Launches Campaign to Demand that Samsung Accept Responsibility for Occupatio

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2010/03/02

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一個由國際環保組織及韓國工殤團體串連的新聯盟,將於於三月二日(週二)中午在位於韓國首爾的三星總部舉辦記者會,要求三星企業對許多因工作而罹癌不治的年輕員工負起責任。

這個「三星負責運動」的新聯盟成員包括「半導體產業人健康與權益支持者」(SHARPs)、「韓國鋼鐵工會」(KMWU)、「工殤受難者權益亞洲連線」(ANROAV)、「責任科技國際運動」(ICRT)等團體。當日記者會將有受害員工家屬、矽谷毒物聯盟創辦人暨ICRT總召集人Ted Smith、韓國鋼鐵公會代表等發表聲明。

近年來,韓國三星電子製造員工的家屬及朋友已發現一個殘酷的事實—就職於三星並曾暴露在有毒化學物質的年輕員工紛紛罹患癌症,這種情況與美國IBM晶片員工、台灣RCA員工、及全球其他電子產業的員工因癌症死亡的案例雷同。而三月六日也正值一位年僅22歲即因白血症死亡的三星員工黃于宓的三週年紀念日,他及其同事的死亡不僅讓大家正視生產線員工的險境,並要求三星電子對其員工的健康安全要負起責任。

此聯盟也將公佈一波國際連署行動,要求致力行銷「綠色企業」的國際知名品牌三星電子對其員工的健康負責, 聯盟對三星的要求為:

1) 對其半導體製程所造成的危害負起責任 2) 對受害者進行賠償 3) 將三星電子轉變為無毒的標準工地,並有尊嚴地對待員工,以預防未來員工受到災害及虐待

此連署信的訴求對象也包括韓國總統、三星電子總經理、韓國勞工部長、韓國工人賠償福利服務部部長、韓國職業安全健康局局長。

不僅三星企業否認所有的責任,韓國政府站在企業一邊拒絕賠償、甚或逮捕受害人的律師,因此黃的家人、同事、朋友及其他關切此議題的人士已組成一個團體SHARPs,繼續尋求正義及國際聲援,希望有獲得更多國際支持,讓更多人瞭解電子產業所造成的職業疾病,並讓三星負起該負的責任。

SHARPs呼籲全球人士上網連署,讓三星及韓國政府知道全球公民的要求--

韓國政府必須勒令三星對其員工的疾病要負責,並給付公平的賠償金額 韓國政府必須保護員工,並提供受害者及其家人一個發聲管道,要求三星負責 三星電子必須立即向員工及大眾公佈在半導體產業工作的傷害細節 三星電子必須立即停止迫害致力爭取安全公平的工作場所的員工

請大家踴躍上網連署,並將此信盡量轉寄出去-- http://www.anroav.org/content/view/98/1/

(本文由台灣環境行動網協會翻譯)

Please sign the sign the petition and circulate to all of your contacts and lists! Thanks.

Media Advisory for Immediate Release – February 28, 2010 New International Coalition Launches Campaign to Demand that Samsung Accept Responsibility for Occupational Deaths of its Workers

Groups to hold rally and press conference at Samsung Headquarters in Seoul

Seoul, Korea – On Tuesday, March 2, a new international coalition will hold a press conference at Samsung Headquarters in Seoul, Korea to announce the formation of a new campaign to demand that Samsung accept responsibility for the many deaths of its young workers from occupational cancer. The new Coalition – the “Samsung Accountability Campaign” – includes Supporters for the Health and Rights of People in the Semiconductor industry (SHARPs), Korean Metal Workers' Union (KMWU), Asian Network for the Rights Of Occupational Accident Victims (ANROAV) and International Campaign for Responsible Technology (ICRT).

The Coalition will also announce a new international petition campaign calling on Samsung to accept responsibility for the health of its workers, especially now that it has become a leading global brand that is promoting itself as a “green company” around the world. The petition is available at http://www.anroav.org/content/view/98/1/.

Speakers will include Sang-gi Hwang (father of Yu-mi Hwang, a Samsung semiconductor factory worker who died from leukemia at age 22; Ted Smith, founder of Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition and Coordinator of International Campaign for Responsible Technology; and an Occupational Safety and Health representative from the Korean Metal Workers Union.

The Coalition is calling on Samsung to:

1) accept responsibility for the hazards of semiconductor manufacturing,

2) compensate those harmed; and

3) prevent future suffering and mistreatment of workers by making Samsung a toxics-free model workplace where workers are treated with dignity and respect.

What: Press conference to announce a new international campaign for accountability by Samsung

When: Tuesday, March 2 from 11:00 to 12:30

Where: In front of Samsung Headquarters Office Building -Samsung Town of Seo-cho-dong, Gang-nam- go, Seoul

Who: Sponsored by Supporters for the Health and Rights of People in the Semiconductor industry (SHARPs), Korean Metal Workers' Union (KMWU), Asian Network for the Rights Of Occupational Accident Victims (ANROAV) and International Campaign for Responsible Technology (ICRT).

For Further information: Dr. Jeong-ok Kong: +82 10 9140 6248; or Sanjiv Pandita - +852 2332-1346

A video of some of the Samsung victims and their families is available at: http://dotsub.com/view/6147f3b8-99fc-48c2-acbe-d95be38eddd1

see http://www.ehjournal.net/content/5/1/30 -- “Mortality among US employees of a large computer manufacturing company: 1969–2001” – this study shows similar patterns of mortality to Samsung

Ted Smith

International Campaign for Responsible Technology San Jose, CA [email protected] 408-242-6707

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