Workers’ unions deliver petition to reverse raise in Social Security rate
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Workers’ unions deliver petition to reverse raise in Social Security rate

L. Arias - May 22, 2017

A group of just over 100 public employees and workers’ unions members blocked the capital’s Second Avenue on Monday morning to demand that officials from the Social Security System, or…

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
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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…

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,…

Public workers tell the Costa Rican government to leave their salaries alone
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Public workers tell the Costa Rican government to leave their salaries alone

L. Arias - October 17, 2015

Hundreds of public employees from Costa Rican schools, universities and hospitals on Friday morning marched from downtown San José to Casa Presidencial, in the southeast district of Zapote, to…

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.…

Costa Rican lawmakers go to battle against President Solís’ reversal of labor reform veto
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Costa Rican lawmakers go to battle against President Solís’ reversal of labor reform veto

L. Arias - December 19, 2014

A group of 21 lawmakers from five parties on Friday morning filed a complaint with the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, challenging the constitutionality…

President Solís lifts veto on Labor Procedures Bill, promises to ban strikes in essential public services
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President Solís lifts veto on Labor Procedures Bill, promises to ban strikes in essential public services

L. Arias - December 12, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís announced his decision to lift the veto on the controversial “Reforms of Labor Procedures Bill,” which would extend the right to strike to public-sector workers…

For Solís, next key issue is striking workers in essential public services
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For Solís, next key issue is striking workers in essential public services

L. Arias - December 9, 2014

Just days after battling to pass the 2015 national budget, President Luis Guillermo Solís now faces another challenge over whether to archive or reactivate a bill that…