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This short movie shows the forty-six workers who lost their life due to the occupational diseases at Samsung, one of the biggest company in Korea and one of the most famous electronic company in the world. Most of the victims got the illness at very young age and died. Listen to their voice, “Don’t forget me, my dream, my life, my tears, and my suffering”. Watch and share widely!

http://dotsub.com/view/96c14804-6874-468b-a2e6-65c1c50d1170

With English captions.

  • March, 2011, made by SHARPs (Supporters for Health And Right of People in Semiconductor Industry)
  • [Music] “Reason” by Park Chang-geun
  • [English] Stopsamsung.wordpress.com
  • [Korean] cafe.daum.net/samsunglabor
  • [Email] Sharps@hanmail.net
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In July 2010, workers from Samsung electronics factories including Samsung Electromechanics Philippines heard about the struggle of leukemia victims in Korea who had worked for Samsung.

In these two video messages, workers who faced unjust layoffs (with pretext of ‘not meeting requirements’ despite years of experience) and unsafe working conditions speak to Korean Samsung worker victims. One of the videos is from the mother of a laid-off worker.

(also see lower right of blog homepage)

http://dotsub.com/view/8c2f331a-2d4f-4222-b7f6-59a5796b033

Samsung is the world’s largest maker of memory chips, LCD flat screen televisions, and the number two maker of mobile phones. Group sales increased 17% to 37.9 trillion won.

The company boasts of its outstanding sales and profits: http://www.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsung/news/newsIrRead.do?news_ctgry=irnewsrelease&page=1&news_seq=19937&rdoPeriod=ALL&from_dt=&to_dt=&search_keyword=

Meanwhile, to their workers, Samsung cries ‘global crisis’, keeping workers illegally on contract basis for as long as seven or more years and brutally terminating their jobs at will, all along ensuring also that the workers can never succeed in forming a union to defend their rights.

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Park Jiyeon (1987~2010) began to work in Samsung semiconductor factory at the age of 18. Her job was to test the microchips using various chemicals and X-rays (radiation). She got acute leukemia (a kind of blood cancer) at age 20. Finally she died last March, before achieving workers compensation from the government. This is the first part of her documentary made in 2008.

http://dotsub.com/view/365ae58e-dc9f-46f6-8de3-f0860e3be33a

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