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Unions members vote against deal to end teachers’ strike
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Unions members vote against deal to end teachers’ strike

L. Arias - May 28, 2014

Public school representatives Wednesday at noon rejected an agreement drafted ​​last night by union leaders and government officials to end the nationwide teachers' strike that started May 5.…

Does anyone smell a rat? On Dead Mice and Men (and Women) in Costa Rica’s teacher strike
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Does anyone smell a rat? On Dead Mice and Men (and Women) in Costa Rica’s teacher strike

Gary L. Lehring - May 24, 2014

Since May 5, 75,000 public teachers have been on strike because some 3,300 of their number had not received any salary since they returned to class in…

Public teachers’ strike to continue next week
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Public teachers’ strike to continue next week

L. Arias - May 23, 2014

Costa Rican Educators Union President Gilberth Díaz on Friday said a nationwide teachers' strike would continue into a fourth week. Unions will evaluate future actions on Tuesday,…

Former Education Minister Leonardo Garnier blames old system for backlog in teachers’ salaries
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Former Education Minister Leonardo Garnier blames old system for backlog in teachers’ salaries

L. Arias - May 21, 2014

Former Education Minister Leonardo Garnier on Wednesday evening said that a backlog in payment of public teachers’ salaries did not originate from the transition to a new computer…

As teacher strike continues, government announces plan to distribute back pay
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As teacher strike continues, government announces plan to distribute back pay

The Tico Times - May 20, 2014

As the teachers’ strike entered its third week and a possible general strike loomed, Education Minister Sonia Mora announced an agreement with the Costa Rican Banking Association…

Somber mood as Solís delivers 1st televised address on teachers’ strike
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Somber mood as Solís delivers 1st televised address on teachers’ strike

L. Arias - May 19, 2014

In his first national televised address Sunday night, President Luis Guillermo Solís asked public school teachers to end a two-week strike and return to the classrooms, despite…

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Education minister orders intervention of ministry’s human resources department

L. Arias - May 16, 2014

Education Minister Sonia Mora on Thursday said officials are conducting an intervention of the ministry’s human resources department to determine the causes of a major failure in…

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Teachers’ strike reaches 9th day

L. Arias - May 15, 2014

Hundreds of public educators on Thursday blocked the main access roads to the southeastern San José district of Zapote, where Casa Presidencial is located, in the second…

Education Ministry breaks its promise, fails to pay teachers, unions say
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Education Ministry breaks its promise, fails to pay teachers, unions say

L. Arias - May 13, 2014

Leaders from public teachers' unions in Costa Rica on Tuesday accused the Education Ministry (MEP) of failing to live up to a promise to deliver back pay…

Education Ministry promises to pay most teachers by Monday night
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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…

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