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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 propose 1.62 percent salary increase for 2015
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Private sector employers propose 1.62 percent salary increase for 2015

L. Arias - October 21, 2014

Business leaders on Monday evening sent the National Wages Council a proposal for a 1.62 percent increase in private-sector salaries across all job categories. "We strongly believe the next increase…

Salary increase for private sector set at 2.35 percent with a little extra for minimum-wage earners
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Salary increase for private sector set at 2.35 percent with a little extra for minimum-wage earners

L. Arias - July 2, 2014

The National Wages Council on Tuesday evening approved with six votes in favor and three against an increase of 2.35 percent for 1.2 million workers in the country’s…

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.…

Private sector workers ask for 4.12 percent salary hike
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Private sector workers ask for 4.12 percent salary hike

L. Arias - June 17, 2014

Unions leaders on Monday presented Labor Ministry officials with a request for salary hikes for the private sector, to be applied in the second half of the year.…

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…