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