Who is SHARPS?
We are Supporters for the Health And Rights of People in the Semiconductor industry. We are composed of independent labor unions (KCTU), human right groups, occupational safety and health (OSH) groups, progressive political parties, and workers’ organizations against Samsung.
What are the goals of SHARPS?
- To reveal the truth about the health and workers’ rights conditions in the electronics industry and in Samsung
- To achieve proper compensation for worker victims
- To achieve workers’ fundamental rights in Samsung
- To resist the globalization of neoliberalism
What do we do?
– Solidarity with the irregular workers’ union of Dongwoo Fine-chem, a subcontractor of Samsung
– Solidarity with the ‘Suwon Candles’ of citizens near the Gi-heung factory
– International solidarity through ANROAV
– In the process of claiming national workers’ compensation for 7 victims of leukemia, lymphoma, and brain tumors.
– Fund-raising campaign to support Jee-yeon Park and Hye-kyoung Han.
– Various actions including protest visits, open inquiries, press conferences, rallies, and sit-in demonstrations demanding thorough investigation and fair decisions by government.
– Public memorial anniversary of Yu-mi Hwang on every March 6 as “Memorial Day for the victims of occupational injuries and diseases of the semiconductor industry”.
– One-man picketing while handing out materials in front of Samsung semiconductor factories once a week.
– Joint candle rally with Dongwoo-Finechem union in front of the Samsung headquarter office building once a month.
– Public relations actions in front of various semiconductor factories.
– Open conferences at Choong-nam & Gyong-gi where factories of Samsung electronic are concentrated.
– Review scientific datas
– Legal actions through attorney group
– Web page (in Korean) at http://cafe.daum.net/samsunglabor
– Publish the Korean edition of the ‘Challenging the Chip’ (Nov. 2009)
– Publish ‘Samsung semiconductor & Leukemia’ in Korean (Jan. 2010)
– Make a series of movies of victims and the hazards of semiconductor industry
– Visit and meet various progressive groups
– Open statements of victims
– Picketing and petitions at mass rallies like May Day anniversary