Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate
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Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate

L. Arias - May 16, 2017

Workers' unions will demonstrate next Monday in downtown San José to protest against the 1 percent increase in the amount deducted from salaries by Costa Rica's Social Security…

PHOTOS: Students, LGBT activists join public workers in May Day demonstration
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: Students, LGBT activists join public workers in May Day demonstration

L. Arias - May 1, 2016

May Day in Costa Rica this year brought together protesters from public workers unions and a wide variety of other groups, including high school and public universities…

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…

Government, private-sector unions negotiate wage hikes for second half of 2015
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Government, private-sector unions negotiate wage hikes for second half of 2015

L. Arias - June 1, 2015

Union leaders on Monday will request a 2 percent increase in private-sector wages for the second half of this year, at a 4 p.m. session of the Labor Ministry's National Wages Council. “Details…

Lawmakers hand Solís administration a big win by rejecting 2015 budget cuts
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Lawmakers hand Solís administration a big win by rejecting 2015 budget cuts

L. Arias - November 21, 2014

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís has won perhaps one of his biggest challenges to date, as lawmakers on Thursday struck down three separate proposals to slash…

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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Newsletter
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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…

Unions call for nationwide protest against proposed budget cuts
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Unions call for nationwide protest against proposed budget cuts

L. Arias - October 6, 2014

Public employee unions will hold a demonstration on Oct.20 to urge lawmakers not to cut salary bonuses from Costa Rica's budget for 2015. The National Association of Public and Private Employees (ANEP)…

Teachers divided over resuming strike negotiations
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Teachers divided over resuming strike negotiations

L. Arias - May 30, 2014

Education Minister Sonia Marta Mora on Friday morning met with supervisors of Costa Rica's 27 school districts and asked for a full report of teachers who do…

Education Ministry promises to pay most teachers by Monday night
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Politics
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Education Ministry promises to pay most teachers by Monday night

L. Arias - May 12, 2014

Education Ministry officials on Monday announced that payment of a backlog of public teachers’ salaries mostly would be completed by 9 p.m. tonight, hopefully resolving a tense…