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Caja moves forward with raise in social security rate, but in two phases
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Caja moves forward with raise in social security rate, but in two phases

L. Arias - June 2, 2017

The Board of Directors of Costa Rica's Social Security System, or Caja, voted in favor of enforcing a 1 percent raise in the monthly salary deduction of all workers. The measure aims…

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…

Government tables draft bills aimed at approving fiscal reforms
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Government tables draft bills aimed at approving fiscal reforms

L. Arias - January 28, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís will table a series of draft bills at the Legislative Assembly designed to increase government income and curb the country’s fiscal deficit, Casa Presidencial…

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…

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 workers threaten general strike if lawmakers approve bill reducing pay
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Public workers threaten general strike if lawmakers approve bill reducing pay

L. Arias - August 21, 2015

The public employees' march that closed off streets and snarled traffic in San José Thursday ended with a promise from union leaders to stage a nationwide strike if…

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