Memorandum of TAVOI

1992
Occupational victims; including men with the wheel chairs, artificial limbs and elastic clothes in the "1112 Labor Demonstration"; collectively march to the street to protest a slogan of "Occupational accident is the eternal pain of the society."

1993
We, joined with Labor Council, raised a manifesto of "Occupational hazard is a national hazard." In an effort to draw more attention to the occupational accident issues in Taiwan, we began with the ceremony to commemorate the dead of occupational disaster.

1994
In an attempt to make a petition for "free insurance fee, free part of the insurance expenses for the occupational accident victims", we participated a series of activities against the national health insurance. Fortunately, we won the petition of the "free part of the insurance expenses" for occupational accident victims.

1995
We pushed and propagated occupational accident worker to employ "outpatient service slip and hospitalized slip".

1995
We assisted family members of 3 deaths in the Tai Hwa explosion case, carrying the coffins, to protest for the compensation of occupational accident.

1996
We targeted on a series of serious and massive occupational accident cases caused by Taiwan businessmen in Mainland China, and collectively conveyed "Taiwan businessmen is the killer of labor in Mainland China, and the killer of cross-strait relations peace". In the meantime time, we invited other labor groups, in both Hong Kong and Taiwan, to join the effort for the petition to Strait Exchange Foundation "To pass security check-up first and then pass Three Links", which would protect labor from occupational accident nationally and internationally.

1996
We protested that instead of receiving occupation accident coverage from employers, government should open up other official units for labor to apply. In May, Council of Labor Affair announced that labor could directly apply to Labor Insurance Bureau for the medical coverage if employers maliciously failed to distribute the coverage or affix an official seal.

1996
We protested that National Health Insurance Bureau failed to have the fair treatment on the medical coverage. We assisted with MRT victims in obtaining medical coverage, and forced Department of Health to provide health checkup for labors whomever was working at the building site under the unusual pressure.

1996
Owing to the protest against new policy "subsidiary of artificial limbs" by handicapped victims, National Health Insurance Bureau was forced to alter the regulations of the artificial limb application.

1996
In order to bring about an unprecedented concerns and attention to the public on the occupational accident issues, we not only held a street photo exhibition; with huge victims photo background, associated with photographer Chi Tai Ho; but also held seminars to have in-depth discussion regarding occupational accident. After that, we designed a trip of circulating exhibitions from colleges to universities.

1996
Targeted on the Yung Hsin Explosion caused 10 dead and 4 injured in Lu Chu Hsiang; we, associated with Labor Council, sponsored the activity of "1017 Commemoration of Economic Internal War Relics" and held the presentation on the subject of labor security in the explosion scene. .

1996
We organized the family members of Yung Hsin Explosion to protest against "Labor Life Is Expendable." We urged Council of Labor Affair to distribute the occupational accident subsidiary, in the meantime, started the peroxides inspections in the factories within the deadline.

1997
Over the past three years, we, associated with Labor Legislation Action Committee, completed the labor version of "Occupational Accident Victims Protection Law" including 7 chapters and ninety clauses. We won the supports and signature jointly by 104 cross-party legislators; moreover, we pushed the official version of finished draft to be submitted to the Executive Yuan within six months.

1997
We organized Taipei MRT victims and protested a series of activities to gain reasonable compensations of occupational diseases. Taipei MRT Bureau was forced to promise not to employ the "Hsin Au Gon" way; therefore, Council of Labor Affairs offered to deal with MRT occupational diseases coverage separately.

1997
We protested against that CLA not only failed to protect occupational victims but also terminated the extra 20% benefit in the Labor Retirement Regulations. Council of Labor Affairs finally promised that the law would be reviewed and revised again.

1997
We raised a message of "The judiciary has faded away! Taiwan labor is the eye-witness of blood and tears." Moreover, we collectively invited labor activity groups to join the effort for the Judicial Reform Demonstration and protested in front of Judicial Yuan.

1998
We consistently appeal and pursue that workers have the dilemma of choosing between "National Health Insurance medical coverage" and "Labor Insurance handicapped coverage" over the years. Finally Department of Health of Executive Yuan submitted the amendment of "National Health Insurance Law", which stated clearly that even though workers have rendered the Labor Insurance handicapped coverage, they still have the right to be paid for the National Health Insurance medical coverage, to the Legislative Yuan.

1998
We, associated with Labor Care Center of Christian church members in Kaohsiung, held concert, poster exhibition and endorsement for the labor version of "Occupational Accident Protection Law" before Mother's Day.

1998
Council of Labor Affairs announced "Occupational Accident Victim Litigation Subsidiary Rules" in September to strive for special fund on training labor union cadre in an effort to interfere with labor inspections. CLA also promised to make use of the accumulated interest NT$219 hundred million of occupational accident fund on job transfer allowance, litigation subsidiary, loan payment and compensation of occupational diseases.

1998
Labor Insurance Bureau always treated occupational diseases as a "Denied Bank Client", which was challenged by occupational accident law of labor version, finally was agreed by the official revised version. Before revision, MRT victims, RCA cancer victim, miners' black lung disease kept fighting for unfastening upon labor insurance compensation coverage. Therefore, CLA early announced the "procedure of application for the occupational disease insurance coverage; even though workers leave the jobs or cease labor insurance policy, they still can apply for occupational diseases insurance coverage."

1998
We unveiled and helped young short-term acting performers to avoid being cheated with NT$50 hourly pay by broadcasting companies. We, associated with Dau Heng Foundation, established a "Hot Line of Part-Time Job for Students" to consistently provide assistance in every summer vacation.

1999
In a bid to re-evaluate RCA factory expanding plan by Environment Assessment Committee, we, assisted with RCA cancer victims in organizing self-safety committee, protested to the Department of Environment Protection.

1999
We finally settled disputes regarding MRT occupational diseases case for the past two- year consistent protest. Taipei City Government promised to build the memorial stones along Pan Chau line and Hsin Tien line in order to make the serious occupational disease as an unforgettable issue and make a record in Taiwan history.

1999
Associated with Taipei Labor Bureau, we held a "Taipei Occupational Hazard Ceremony - Transcend Buddhist rituals" as a result of collecting 2, 000 names of the deceased; moreover, we built up the contacting channels with the family members from time to time.

1999
We urged the Ministry of Communications and Transportation to change its regulations and assisted Mr. Fan Wen Cheng in obtaining handsome retirement pension. About the serious occupational accident case of Mr. Fan, the technician of Taipei subway engineering office, we protested against that Ministry of Communications and Transportation transgressed a law knowingly that occupational accidents to the fixed-term contracts workers were terminated and compensated for 10 months only.

1999
We, associated with Dau Hung Foundation, completed "Part-Time Investigation Reports for Taiwan Student Worker at The End of The Century". We also established "Hsiao A Yi", the summer vacation hot line, to consistently provide assistances to students.

1999
We unveiled sexual harassment case of nana, and pointed out "sexual harassment is occupational injury." We also established an "Arrest Harasser Wolf Program" to catch the harassers.

1999
Native Taiwanese Association started a series of demonstrations to Ministry of Communications & Transportations, Executive Yuan and Council of Labor Affairs because Mr. Shih Wen Shiu and Shih Ya Shan, temporary workers for the Weather Bureau, were one dead and one injured in the occupational accident. We provide our assistance to established native Taiwanese society and helped them to obtain reasonable compensation of occupational accident.

1999
Joined with 428 International Labor Joint Activity, we urged Executive Yuan to fix a special day for the "Occupational Accident & Diseases Day" and urged Taiwan to join ILO.

1999
We took charge of "Asia Pacific Occupational Accident Joint International Convention", and were responsible for summoning occupational accident groups in Thailand, Philippine, South Korea, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Taiwan; collectively urged Legislative Yuan to enact "Taiwan Businessmen Overseas Investment Supervision Rules" and supervise the overseas investment of Taiwan businessmen.

1999
We protested against deporting foreign labors back and cutting off benefits of Labor Standard Law and Labor Insurance Law after occupational accident occurred. However, we have designed special programs to handle occupational accident cases for foreign labors.

2000
We, jointly with victim family members, protested to the Judicial Yuan and raised a petition of " The responsibility of providing evidence should be on the employers for occupational accident case." It means that the court will adopt labor testimony first, and if employers rebelled, they can provide the opposite evidences.

2000
To plan and build the "National Occupational Accident Memorial Stones" on the front square of Presidential Office (approved by Ma Yi Chiu, Mayor of Taipei City), we established a "National Occupational Accident Stones Promotion Committee" and collectively summoned representatives of family members, victims, lawyers, doctors, religion groups and native Taiwanese.

2000
Associated with Labor Bureau of Taipei City, we invited family members of occupational accident, with the subject of "ease pains, safety labor", to join the "Millennium Taipei Occupational Accident Ceremony - Buddhist rituals and memorial services".

2000
We assisted missing sailors of "Hua Lien No. 1" to obtain the reasonable compensation of occupational accident, and this incident revealed unexpectedly the flaw of the marine security and rescue system.

2000
We assisted with organizing "Promotion Committee of Descendants of Solitary Army in Northern Thailand" in an effort to strive for working permit, labor right, compensation of occupational accident, identity card, qualification of National Health Insurance and Labor Insurance in Taiwan.

2000
Associated with the official governors, we pushed the "Occupational Accident Protection Law" and it finally was passed for the first review in Legislative Yuan..

2000
Keep track of Pa-Chang Creek Incident, we pointed out "Pa-Chang Creek Incident Is a Occupational Accident." Therefore, we urged Council of Labor Affairs and Council of Agriculture to include part time farmers into labor insurance.

2000
Associated with National Orchestra Union, we held a concert; jointly performed by victim family members and Naccaci at the National Theater; in front of 2000 audience to raise funds for the memorial stones of occupational accident.

2000
We established a "Special Line" to assist with occupational accident labor in pursuing lawsuits with litigation fee sponsored by the government after we have obtain the bid for "Taipei City Occupational Accident Labor Protection Fund".

2000
We make a public announcement, "Cross-Century Occupational Accident News - Announced 8 Headline News of Occupational Accident for Twenty-Century" in the press conference, and Taiwan workers have to pay their price behind the Taiwan economic miracle.

2001
Mr. Su and Mr. Tsai limbs have been cut off after hit by the high-tension electricity. This case outstands that contractors have nowhere to go when they come across the occupational hazard. Council of Labor Affairs called for the press conference to emphasize that "jointly and separately liable for the responsibilities of compensation for occupational accident" in Labor Standard Law should be upheld effectively.

2001
We helped the RCA cancer victims to have several meetings and summoned groups like Taiwan Right Committee, judicial reform committee, and labor web sites to generate volunteer attorneys group and college student committee. We claimed that RCA is an international contamination and persecution to Taiwan in front of Executive Yuan and American Institute in Taiwan.

2001
We Claimed that 428 International Occupational Hazard Day, on the subject of "Green Silicon Island is Black Crisis", spread out internationally the joint statement of "Watch out! RCA is a monster!"