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What you need to know about tomorrow’s strike in Costa Rica

Unions across the country are striking around Costa Rica tomorrow. Here are some things you need to know.

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

The strike in public hospitals provoked the suspension of 1,030 medical appointments, 229 specialized procedures and 114 surgeries.

Costa Rica’s Solís denies secret agreement with unions on Monday’s strike

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 last Monday.

Underwhelming Costa Rica strike mostly affects health service access

The call for a nationwide strike by public workers’ unions on Monday had only moderate support. But it did lead to the cancellation of at least 86 surgeries at three hospitals.

Costa Rica’s Solís vows to stand firm as public services unions threaten ‘indefinite’ strike

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 – a "Just Homeland" – are mounting a general strike starting at 6 a.m. that could snare traffic at several points in the capital and beyond.

Truck drivers demand better working conditions at Costa Rica’s docks

Transporters offering services at Costa Rica's docks say they are being exploited by multinational companies that make them work excessive hours and pay unfair rates.
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