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Conti Group hacking affects Costa Rican teachers

The attack carried out by cyber criminals on the Ministry of Finance's IT platforms affects the salaries of at least 12,000 educators, representing 13%...

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

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 country’s Labor Law, including a proposal that would eliminate a ban on strikes by some public workers, approved by the previous administration.

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

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 for nearly a month and complicated the start to President Luis Guillermo Solís’ term.

Sinvergüenzas: Pickpockets target striking teachers during Costa Rica demonstrations

As if they don't have enough money problems already, striking school teachers are being targeted by pickpockets who take advantage of the large crowds during recent public demonstrations.

Unions members vote against deal to end teachers’ strike

Public school representatives Wednesday at noon rejected an agreement drafted ​​last night by union leaders and government officials to end the nationwide teachers' strike that started May 5.

Public teachers’ strike to continue next week

Costa Rican Educators Union President Gilberth Díaz on Friday said a nationwide teachers' strike would continue into a fourth week. Unions will evaluate future actions on Tuesday, following payment reports they are expected to receive from members on Monday.

As teacher strike continues, government announces plan to distribute back pay

As the teachers’ strike entered its third week and a possible general strike loomed, Education Minister Sonia Mora announced an agreement with the Costa Rican Banking Association to pay thousands of teachers back pay dating back six months in some cases.

Somber mood as Solís delivers 1st televised address on teachers’ strike

In his first national televised address Sunday night, President Luis Guillermo Solís asked public school teachers to end a two-week strike and return to the classrooms, despite a failure to reach agreement on when teachers would receive their back pay.

Education Ministry promises to pay most teachers by Monday night

Education Ministry officials on Monday announced that payment of a backlog of public teachers’ salaries mostly would be completed by 9 p.m. tonight, hopefully resolving a tense situation that led to an ongoing nationwide teachers' strike last week.

Public school teachers to strike on Monday over salary delays

Some 7,000 elementary and high school teachers have not been paid since April 1 due to an administrative problem at the Education Ministry. That prompted leaders of teachers’ unions on Friday to call for a general strike starting Monday.

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