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Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly votes to regulate strikes in response to country-wide protests

The initiative prohibits strikes in essential public services such as health, safety, school lunchrooms, and water and energy supply. It also puts limits on work stoppages in education.

Costa Rica explores law to better regulate strikes

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly will discuss a bill that could affect the legality of certain public-sector strikes. Bill 21.049, titled "Law to provide legal certainty...

General strike enters second week; Legislative Assembly starts discussing tax-reform

Today marks one week since unions around Costa Rica called for an indefinite strike to protest a proposed tax-reform bill. Carolina Hidalgo, president of the Legislative Assembly, called on lawmakers to start debating the bill today as protests enter their second week.

Government intends to declare strike illegal as thousands protest tax reform

The demonstrations began with a red wave of taxis blocking Avenida 2 in downtown San José. The protests continued throughout the capital city Monday as they did on streets throughout the country: thousands of people voicing their disapproval of a tax-reform law they believe unfairly targets the working class.

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