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

Public employees, porteadores to demonstrate in Costa Rica’s capital
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Public employees, porteadores to demonstrate in Costa Rica’s capital

L. Arias - August 19, 2015

Public workers' unions will take to the streets of the capital’s downtown on Thursday morning to protest against proposed legislation that, they say, will affect their salaries. Unions leaders on Tuesday…

ICE unions announce strike, protest later this month
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ICE unions announce strike, protest later this month

L. Arias - July 13, 2015

Workers unions at the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) plan to go on a one-day strike on July 27 to protest against privatization and recent, perceived public insults.…

Low turnout for public workers protest against proposed budget cuts
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Low turnout for public workers protest against proposed budget cuts

L. Arias - October 20, 2014

About 150 people turned out Monday to a protest called by the National Association of Public and Private Employees (ANEP) against proposed cuts to the national budget…

Union protest against proposed 2015 budget cuts to shut down 2 San José streets Monday morning
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Union protest against proposed 2015 budget cuts to shut down 2 San José streets Monday morning

L. Arias - October 19, 2014

At least 15 public workers’ unions have called a large protest for Monday to oppose proposed budget cuts to public agencies and programs in 2015. The secretary…

Lawmakers debate bill to extend the right to strike to most sectors, including private companies
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Lawmakers debate bill to extend the right to strike to most sectors, including private companies

L. Arias - September 16, 2014

Legislators from the ruling Citizen Action Party, Broad Front Party and Social Christian Unity Party last week presented a bill at the Legislative Assembly to reform the…

Following strike-ending agreement, public schools (slowly) return to normal
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Following strike-ending agreement, public schools (slowly) return to normal

L. Arias - June 3, 2014

An Education Ministry (MEP) report released on Tuesday morning indicates that of 3,751 public schools in Costa Rica, only 613 were functioning normally on Monday, while 1,394…

Costa Rica’s month-long teachers’ strike comes to an end
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Costa Rica’s month-long teachers’ strike comes to an end

AFP - June 2, 2014

Teachers’ unions representing some 70,000 educators agreed to a proposal Monday presented by the Catholic Church to put an end to a strike that has dragged on…