Public workers and teachers call for (another) strike

June 13, 2012

The High School Teachers Association and public employee unions on Wednesday announced they will go on strike on June 26.

In a statement, workers said they planned to protest “government corruption and poor administration of the public funds.”

Unions also will protest the government’s alternative fiscal plan, which includes freezing salaries and eliminating several public-employee benefits.

Union leaders also plan to draw attention to President Laura Chinchilla’s “financial disaster,” a reference to the scandal-plagued Route 1856, a roadway project parallel to the northern border with Nicaragua.

Workers will strike at 9 a.m. on June 26 at La Merced Park, in downtown San José.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Costa Rica issues invitation to Commission on Human Rights following murder of Bribrí leader
Costa Rica
454 views
Costa Rica
454 views

Costa Rica issues invitation to Commission on Human Rights following murder of Bribrí leader

AFP and The Tico Times - March 23, 2019

Costa Rica on Friday invited the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to visit indigenous territories in the country’s southern…

Costa Rica falls to Guatemala, 1-0, in soccer friendly
Costa Rica
504 views
Costa Rica
504 views

Costa Rica falls to Guatemala, 1-0, in soccer friendly

AFP and The Tico Times - March 23, 2019

The Guatemalan national soccer team defeated its Costa Rican counterparts 1-0 on Friday night in a friendly in the Guatemalan…

Vaccinating children against measles is ‘an obligation’ for adults in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
911 views
Costa Rica
911 views

Vaccinating children against measles is ‘an obligation’ for adults in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 23, 2019

Measles have been reintroduced in Costa Rica this year thanks to two foreign families that vacationed or reside here and…