This map tells the story of Samsung Electronics' Supply Chains and their working condition across Asia. It shows cases of occupational ill and victims in several Asian countries and key issues including labour union busting by Samsung companies and its suppliers and violence towards workers, among others.
This book describes the struggles of workers fighting for their basic rights in the electronics industry with a focus on the operations of Samsung Electronics and its Asian suppliers, including those in South Korea, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan. It also discusses the overall situation of the electrical appliance and electronics industries in Japan where workers have been hit hard by factories relocations.
AMRC: How does your organization work to promote solidarity of Korean workers with people in other countries affected by Korean corporations? What kinds of groups in Korea do you work with – which unions or associations/organizations (political parties, churches too?) promote Korean support for workers and people affected in other countries?
‘Globalisation’ is a word that has only recently become popular but it is not a new concept (see ALU 41) as supply chains have been part of capitalist business at least since the sixteenth century voyages of discovery from Europe.