General strike enters second week; Legislative Assembly starts discussing tax-reform
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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General strike enters second week; Legislative Assembly starts discussing tax-reform

The Tico Times and AFP - September 17, 2018

Today marks one week since unions around Costa Rica called for an indefinite strike to protest a proposed tax-reform bill. Carolina Hidalgo, president of the Legislative Assembly,…

Costa Rican government seeks agreement with unions to end strike
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican government seeks agreement with unions to end strike

AFP and The Tico Times - September 16, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado urged the Catholic Church and university presidents on Friday to serve as mediators in talks with the unions that have been protesting a tax-reform…

What you need to know about tomorrow’s strike in Costa Rica
Politics
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Politics
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What you need to know about tomorrow’s strike in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 9, 2018

Unions across the country are striking around Costa Rica tomorrow. Here are some things you need to know. Who’s striking? Unions. On Aug. 24, the High School…

Hundreds of medical procedures, surgeries postponed by public workers’ strike
Business
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Business
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Hundreds of medical procedures, surgeries postponed by public workers’ strike

L. Arias - June 30, 2017

A total of 1,490 employees of the Social Security System, or Caja, joined the strike called for public workers’ unions on Thursday and affected more than a…

Costa Rica’s Solís denies secret agreement with unions on Monday’s strike
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Costa Rica’s Solís denies secret agreement with unions on Monday’s strike

L. Arias - October 28, 2015

Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solís on Wednesday denied that he or anyone else from his administration had previously reached an agreement with public unions over a national strike held…

Underwhelming Costa Rica strike mostly affects health service access
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Underwhelming Costa Rica strike mostly affects health service access

L. Arias - October 27, 2015

UPDATE: Tues., Oct. 27, 8:45 a.m. The government and union leaders reached an agreement in the early hours of Tuesday morning, ending the strike. Among the agreements,…

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Costa Rica’s Solís vows to stand firm as public services unions threaten ‘indefinite’ strike

The Tico Times - October 25, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiMLbLnJGl0&feature=youtu.be If you're driving in Costa Rica's capital Monday morning, there's a good chance you'll need a little patience. Several public services unions united in a group called Patria Justa –…

Truck drivers demand better working conditions at Costa Rica’s docks
Business
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Business
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Truck drivers demand better working conditions at Costa Rica’s docks

L. Arias - September 22, 2015

A group of independent truck drivers on Monday afternoon demonstrated in front of Casa Presidencial, east of San José, asking the government to draft regulations to eliminate “exploitation…

Public worker unions announce strike in October, threaten media
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Public worker unions announce strike in October, threaten media

L. Arias - September 10, 2015

Fabio Chaves, the leader of a coalition of seven public worker unions from the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), threatened reporters Tuesday to “abide by the consequences”…