Monthly Archives: April 2015

Barely 3 out of 10 victims qualify for Samsung’s compensation plan standards

Kim Mi-Sun, who was in charge of soldering at the Giheung Factory’s LCD line from 1997 to 2000, was diagnosed with hemiplegia, paralysis of one side of the body, in 2000, after her legs suddenly collapsed. It turned out to be a rare disease called multiple sclerosis.

Mi-sun, who couldn’t watch the news, only heard from others that Samsung had come up with a compensation plan.

“We’re all people who became sick while working for the company, and so I’m not sure what is the standard for compensating some and not others. Even though my life has been shattered, nobody knows…how frustrating…”

Full report: Against Samsung’s compensation plan

Source: stopsamsung.wordpress.com

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Indonesian Laborers Protest Fuel Price Hike

About 200 laborers staged a protest at Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta on Sunday. “We, as representatives of laborers, want to express our disappointment with the current administration,” said Ilhamsyah, a union leader. The protesters briefly blocked one entrance to the port area, causing traffic congestion in the area.

Source: thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com

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After 2-day strike and strike threat, union forges CBA at Korea-owned factory in Cavite ecozone, Philippines

The dispute involving the first strike of the year ended with the labor union at a Korean-owned metal factory in the Cavite ecozone finally forging a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the management, the Partido ng Manggagawa said in a news release. “We congratulate the Tae Sung union for their victorious fight to negotiate a CBA that improves wages, benefits and working conditions in their workplace, including safety and health. Bravely confronting the ‘no strike, no union’ policy in the ecozone, they proved in real life that only by collective action can workers better their lot,” said Renato Magtubo, PM national chair.

Source: www.interaksyon.com

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Vietnam hit by rare strike for a fifth day at major footwear factory

Thousands of workers are on strike and have massed peacefully inside and outside the factory owned by Pou Yuen Vietnam protesting over social insurance cover. Thousands of workers at a major factory in southern Vietmam went on strike for a fifth day on Tuesday in protest over social insurance cover, in a rare show of labour unrest in a country positioning itself as a future Asian manufacturing powerhouse. Witnesses in the industrialised suburbs of Ho Chi Minh City said hundreds of workers massed peacefully inside and outside the factory owned by Pou Yuen Vietnam, a footwear maker for firms that include Nike Inc and Adidas and brands including Lacoste, Converse and Reebok. Pou Yuen, which employs close to 80,000 workers, is controlled by Chinese shoemaker Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings Ltd , a subsidiary of Taiwanlisted Pou Chen Corp .

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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