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Salary increase for private sector set at 1.14 percent

The salary increase for 2017 followed the approval of a new calculation methodology that National Wage Council member said will benefit workers.

0.5% pay increase approved for minimum-wage workers in private sector

Private-sector workers receiving minimum monthly wage will receive a 0.5 percent hike starting July 1.

Costa Rica’s major league concern

Two weeks after the end of the World Series, The Tico Times looks at the Costa Rican factory in Turrialba where MLB baseballs are made.

Libertarian lawmaker Otto Guevara files criminal complaint against port authority officials for paying striking dockworkers

More than 1,500 dockworkers affiliated with the union SINTRAJAP went on strike for 16 days, yet the Atlantic Port Authority's (JAPDEVA) board of directors on Wednesday voted to pay them full wages for their time away from the job. In response, the Libertarian Movement Party's top lawmaker, Otto Guevara, on Thursday filed a criminal complaint alleging embezzlement against JAPDEVA’s Executive President Anne McKinley and other top officials at the agency.

Longshoremen suspend strike to protect paychecks

The deal negotiated puts striking workers from the SINTRAJAP union back on the job Thursday morning to avoid sanctions, including docked wages, for participation in the labor action, but does not resolve the dispute.

Costa Rica’s Labor Ministry suspends talks with unions over port project after president’s picture burned

LIMÓN – Costa Rica's Labor Minister Victor Morales announced that negotiations with the dockworkers union SINTRAJAP would be suspended until its leaders issued a public statement denouncing the burning of President Luis Guillermo Solís' image outside union headquarters in the Caribbean port of Limón on Monday. Negotiations were originally scheduled to continue at the Labor Ministry on Wednesday in San José.

Solís administration, striking dockworkers at loggerheads over port concession

Both President Luis Guillermo Solís' administration and the Atlantic Port Authority union, SINTRAJAP, dug in their heels after negotiations at Casa Presidencial ended in an impasse Thursday.

President Solís warns that budget ‘shock treatment’ would do more harm than good

President Luis Guillermo Solís addressed the nation Sunday evening in a televised speech urging lawmakers to keep his proposed 2015 budget largely intact as a general strike by public sector unions against budget cuts loomed Monday.

Labor voices optimism over new administration, takes parting shots at Costa Rica’s Chinchilla

Unions, socialists and other left-leaning groups called for an end to status quo economic policies at a May Day march in downtown San José. The annual parade from Central Park to the Legislative Assembly was marked with rhetoric slamming Laura Chinchilla and past administrations for ignoring the working class, while expressing hope that the incoming president, Luis Guillermo Solís, will turn to more progressive policies.

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