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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.

Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request

Health Minister Fernando Llorca Castro will replace Sáenz starting Thursday and Vice Minister María Esther Anchía will temporarily work as Health Minister.

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

Union leaders demanded that President Luis Guillermo Solís ensure the immediate dismissal of Caja Executive President María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal.

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

Caja Pension Manager Jaime Barrantes said they will evaluate the unions' petition along with others that they have received from other groups in recent days.

Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate

Union leaders hope to block vehicle traffic along the capital’s Second Avenue, in front of the Caja’s main building, to get the institution's attention.

PHOTOS: Students, LGBT activists join public workers in May Day demonstration

May Day in Costa Rica brought together protesters from public workers unions and a wide variety of other groups, including students, sex workers and indigenous people.

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.

Government, private-sector unions negotiate wage hikes for second half of 2015

Union leaders on Monday will request a 2 percent increase in private-sector wages for the second half of this year, at a 4 p.m. session of the Labor Ministry's National Wages Council.

Lawmakers hand Solís administration a big win by rejecting 2015 budget cuts

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís has won perhaps one of his biggest challenges to date, as lawmakers on Thursday struck down three separate proposals to slash the administration's ₡7.9 trillion ($14.5 billion) budget proposal for 2015.

Low turnout for public workers protest against proposed budget cuts

About 150 people turned out Monday to a protest called by the National Association of Public and Private Employees (ANEP) against proposed cuts to the national budget for 2015.

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