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

L. Arias - June 30, 2017

A total of 1,490 employees of the Social Security System, or Caja, joined the strike called for public workers’ unions on Thursday and affected more than a…

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…

Lawmakers debate bill to extend the right to strike to most sectors, including private companies
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Lawmakers debate bill to extend the right to strike to most sectors, including private companies

L. Arias - September 16, 2014

Legislators from the ruling Citizen Action Party, Broad Front Party and Social Christian Unity Party last week presented a bill at the Legislative Assembly to reform the…

Following strike-ending agreement, public schools (slowly) return to normal
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Following strike-ending agreement, public schools (slowly) return to normal

L. Arias - June 3, 2014

An Education Ministry (MEP) report released on Tuesday morning indicates that of 3,751 public schools in Costa Rica, only 613 were functioning normally on Monday, while 1,394…

Costa Rica’s month-long teachers’ strike comes to an end
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Costa Rica’s month-long teachers’ strike comes to an end

AFP - June 2, 2014

Teachers’ unions representing some 70,000 educators agreed to a proposal Monday presented by the Catholic Church to put an end to a strike that has dragged on…

Disinfecting government: The light of a new day dawning provides needed transparency for Costa Rica
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Disinfecting government: The light of a new day dawning provides needed transparency for Costa Rica

Gary L. Lehring - May 31, 2014

One of the campaign promises of President Luis Guillermo Solís that reverberated most with voters was the pledge of transparency in government. Following years of backroom politicking…

Teachers divided over resuming strike negotiations
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Teachers divided over resuming strike negotiations

L. Arias - May 30, 2014

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…

Teachers reject pay deal; education minister says get back to work
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Teachers reject pay deal; education minister says get back to work

L. Arias - May 29, 2014

Education Minister Sonia Marta Mora on Wednesday evening said the government will no longer negotiate with unions until teachers return to the classrooms. “You must return to…

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…

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…

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