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Public employees, porteadores to demonstrate in Costa Rica’s capital
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Public employees, porteadores to demonstrate in Costa Rica’s capital

L. Arias - August 19, 2015

Public workers' unions will take to the streets of the capital’s downtown on Thursday morning to protest against proposed legislation that, they say, will affect their salaries. Unions leaders on Tuesday…

Costa Rican lawmakers go to battle against President Solís’ reversal of labor reform veto
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Costa Rican lawmakers go to battle against President Solís’ reversal of labor reform veto

L. Arias - December 19, 2014

A group of 21 lawmakers from five parties on Friday morning filed a complaint with the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, challenging the constitutionality…

President Solís signs decree banning strikes in essential services
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President Solís signs decree banning strikes in essential services

The Tico Times - December 18, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís signed an executive decree Thursday that reiterates his government’s pledge to maintain essential services, including police and hospitals, and establish protocols to guarantee…

President Solís lifts veto on Labor Procedures Bill, promises to ban strikes in essential public services
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President Solís lifts veto on Labor Procedures Bill, promises to ban strikes in essential public services

L. Arias - December 12, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís announced his decision to lift the veto on the controversial “Reforms of Labor Procedures Bill,” which would extend the right to strike to public-sector workers…

For Solís, next key issue is striking workers in essential public services
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For Solís, next key issue is striking workers in essential public services

L. Arias - December 9, 2014

Just days after battling to pass the 2015 national budget, President Luis Guillermo Solís now faces another challenge over whether to archive or reactivate a bill that…

Unions call for nationwide protest against proposed budget cuts
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Unions call for nationwide protest against proposed budget cuts

L. Arias - October 6, 2014

Public employee unions will hold a demonstration on Oct.20 to urge lawmakers not to cut salary bonuses from Costa Rica's budget for 2015. The National Association of Public and Private Employees (ANEP)…

Chinchilla calls public-workers strike a ‘shameful act’
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Chinchilla calls public-workers strike a ‘shameful act’

L. Arias - March 20, 2014

Hundreds of public employees staged several protests across Costa Rica Thursday morning against a 0.43 percent government-backed wage hike, which demonstrators say is too little to meet…

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Costa Rican lawmakers approve national budget for 2014

L. Arias - November 28, 2013

The Legislative Assembly on Wednesday passed in a second and final round of voting the 2014 national budget for ₡6.6 trillion ($13.1 billion). The amount is equivalent…

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Costa Rican government presents national budget for 2014

AFP and The Tico Times - September 2, 2013

Costa Rican Finance Minister Édgar Ayales on Sunday presented a draft of a $13.4 billion National Budget for 2014 to the Legislative Assembly. Lawmakers must approve the country's…