Appeal for International Solidarity Action           
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Appeal for International Solidarity Action

Comrade Workers All Over The World,

Sammi Workers have been struggling for their reinstaement for more than 3 years against the steel giant POSCO, which refused to succeed the hiring Sammi workers because of its democrtic union. Now, they are waiting for the final verdict of Supreme Court following the decisions mdae by local and central labor boards, by National Audit Board, and promise by President Kim Daejung to reinstate them.

Hunger strike by 44 workers, long camp-out struggle at Seoul Station, and innumerable rallies in front of the plant, both in Changwon and Pohang, and Seoul---in spite of all these struggle and adminstrative decisions by various authorites, the POSCO still denies to re-hire Sammi workers.

Why? Because Sammi workers have a great tradition of democratic unionism! That's why the gigantic POSCO has to fight against a handful of union warriors! If they are hired by POSCO, it will be faced with a strong independent and democratic union. And furthermore, the POSCO has a long history of unfair labor practice and union busting. The gigantice company, with more than twenty thousand workforce, has a trade union with only twenty or so members, a ghost union which has had no meetings, nor reports to members, and no affiliation to either federations. That's the secret!

Now it's time to further spur the struggle toward the final victory! It's time to concentrate all the forces on the final struggle by all possible means! So Sammi workers need the support and solidarity not only from Korean workers, but also from the workers all over the world!!!

We Demand:
  - Reinstate Dismissed Sammi Workers Immediately!
  - Punish POSCO Presient for Unfair Labor Practice!

We Appeal:
  - Please Send a Protest Fax to:
     1) President KIM Dae-jung 82-2-770-0210;
     2) Prime Minister PARK Tae-joon 82-2-722-6464;
     3) Labor Minister 82-2- 504-6708;
     4) President of POSCO Fax 82-2-3457-1900
  - Please Organize a Protest Campaign/Rally
     in front of Korean Embassy and POSCO Office all around the world


International Campaign Coordination
for Reintatement of Dismissed Sammi Workers