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Union protest against proposed 2015 budget cuts to shut down 2 San José streets Monday morning

At least 15 public workers’ unions have called a large protest for Monday to oppose proposed budget cuts to public agencies and programs in 2015. The protest begins at Central Park at 8 a.m.

Unions call for nationwide protest against proposed budget cuts

Public employee unions will hold a demonstration on Oct.20 to urge lawmakers not to cut salary bonuses from Costa Rica's budget for 2015.

Teachers divided over resuming strike negotiations

Education Minister Sonia Marta Mora on Friday morning met with supervisors of Costa Rica's 27 school districts and asked for a full report of teachers who do not report to work on Monday.

Education Ministry promises to pay most teachers by Monday night

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 situation that led to an ongoing nationwide teachers' strike last week.

Costa Rica unions plan large ‘peaceful’ protests on Labor Day

Members of 68 public- and private-sector unions will demonstrate Thursday to mark Labor Day along some San José's main streets, the National Association of Public and Private Employees said.

Costa Rican lawmakers approve national budget for 2014

Education will receive the largest chunk of spending, but the amount is less than the Constitution requires.

Costa Rican government presents national budget for 2014

President Laura Chinchilla's finance minister asks for an 8 percent national budget increase in 2014 compared to the previous year.

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