No deal: Government and unions postpone meeting to discuss an agreement
News
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No deal: Government and unions postpone meeting to discuss an agreement

AFP and Tico Times - October 1, 2018

The government and public sector unions, which have been on a strike for three weeks, postponed a meeting to discuss a preliminary agreement to lift the strike,…

Cats march through streets, rats scared, milk supply runs low
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Cats march through streets, rats scared, milk supply runs low

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 26, 2018

San José — In a display of the movement’s continued momentum, tens of thousands of protesters once again shut down streets throughout Costa Rica’s capital Wednesday. A…

Costa Rican government and unions willing to start a dialogue to end the strike
News
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News
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Costa Rican government and unions willing to start a dialogue to end the strike

AFP - September 18, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado told NC Once news that the government is set to talk with unions and announced that the Minister of Labor, Steven Núñez, will appear…

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,…

Government intends to declare strike illegal as thousands protest tax reform
Politics
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Politics
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Government intends to declare strike illegal as thousands protest tax reform

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 10, 2018

San José — The demonstrations began with a red wave of taxis blocking Avenida 2 in downtown San José. The protests continued throughout the capital city Monday…

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…

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Dockworkers strike declared illegal after union loses appeal

Zach Dyer - November 7, 2014

Soon after striking longshoremen reached a partial deal with the Atlantic Port Authority, JAPDEVA, to return to work Thursday, a court in Limón declared the strike illegal,…

Libertarian lawmaker Otto Guevara files criminal complaint against port authority officials for paying striking dockworkers
Business
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Business
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Libertarian lawmaker Otto Guevara files criminal complaint against port authority officials for paying striking dockworkers

L. Arias - November 6, 2014

More than 1,500 dockworkers affiliated with the union SINTRAJAP went on strike for 16 days, yet the Atlantic Port Authority's (JAPDEVA) board of directors on Wednesday voted to pay them full…

Longshoremen suspend strike to protect paychecks
Business
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Business
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Longshoremen suspend strike to protect paychecks

Zach Dyer - November 6, 2014

The 16-day longshoremen strike in Limón may finally be heading toward its end after Ombudswoman Monserrat Solano announced a deal to suspend the walkout Wednesday evening, according to several…

Hurting the bottom line: Delays from dock strike have impact on business
Business
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Business
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Hurting the bottom line: Delays from dock strike have impact on business

Zach Dyer - October 31, 2014

Recommended: Costa Rican authorities investigate alleged payments to known criminals to stage violent protests in Caribbean port city As the strike in Costa Rica's Caribbean port city of…