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

L. Arias - June 1, 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. “Details…

Agreement reached on wage increase for public employees
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Agreement reached on wage increase for public employees

L. Arias - February 5, 2015

Starting next month, public employees in Costa Rica will receive a salary increase ranging from 1.08 to 1.60 percent depending on profession. The percentages were set at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday…

New wages for private-sector workers take effect this month
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New wages for private-sector workers take effect this month

L. Arias - January 2, 2015

The 2.01 percent salary increase approved in October by the National Wages Council went into effect on Thursday and will remain in place for the first six…

Salary increase for private sector set at 2.01 percent
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Salary increase for private sector set at 2.01 percent

L. Arias - October 28, 2014

The National Wages Council on Monday evening approved a 2.01 percent salary increase for private-sector employees that will be applied in the first half of 2015. The approved…

Private-sector employers offer 1.33 percent salary hike
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Private-sector employers offer 1.33 percent salary hike

L. Arias - June 24, 2014

Leaders of the Costa Rican Union of Private Sector Chambers and Associations (UCCAEP) on Monday evening presented the National Wages Council with their wage-hike proposal for the private sector.…

Lawmakers vote to curb their own salaries
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Legislative Assembly
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Lawmakers vote to curb their own salaries

L. Arias - June 11, 2014

Beginning in 2015, Costa Rican lawmakers will receive only one pay raise per year – not two – according to reforms approved Tuesday in a first-round debate…

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…

4 lawmakers attempt to boost their teachers’ pensions by calculating them based on higher Assembly salaries
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Legislative Assembly
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4 lawmakers attempt to boost their teachers’ pensions by calculating them based on higher Assembly salaries

L. Arias - April 2, 2014

Costa Rica’s High School Teachers' Association (APSE) on Wednesday said that four lawmakers, who previously worked as educators, filed applications to increase their pensions by taking into…

Public workers unions planning large protest, likely in March
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Public workers unions planning large protest, likely in March

L. Arias - February 13, 2014

Public employees working in government, education, health, police and coastal docks are spending this month planning the country's first major strike of the year. At the center…

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Guatemala’s sugar industry rakes in profits thanks to high productivity, low wages

Larry Luxner - December 30, 2013

First in a series ESCUINTLA, Guatemala – It’s a 30-minute helicopter ride from the shiny glass skyscrapers of Guatemala City to the sprawling La Unión sugar mill…

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