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Is Costa Rica’s gender wage gap really among the world’s lowest?

Costa Rica ranked second in gender pay equity on a 37-country list led by Belgium, published last month by FiveThirtyEight.

RECOPE opposes referendum that could break its fuel market monopoly

RECOPE officials say opening the fuel market could have a negative impact on fuel supply in the country.

Request to raise fuel prices provokes sharp criticism

Business chambers, citizens and lawmakers asked the Supreme Court to overturn a ruling allowing RECOPE to include costs of non-salary perks in fuel prices.

Costa Rica’s Solís: No more taxpayer-funded parties at public agencies

The party's over for workers at the Costa Rican Oil Refinery after President Luis Guillermo Solís bans public agencies from using taxpayer money to fund recreational activities.

Costa Rica’s Solís denies secret agreement with unions on Monday’s strike

Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solís on Wednesday denied that he or anyone else from his administration had previously reached an agreement with public unions over a national strike held last Monday.

Underwhelming Costa Rica strike mostly affects health service access

The call for a nationwide strike by public workers’ unions on Monday had only moderate support. But it did lead to the cancellation of at least 86 surgeries at three hospitals.

Public worker unions announce strike in October, threaten media

Leaders from Costa Rica's largest public employee unions said they will go on strike to defend public employees and their rights.

Agreement reached on wage increase for public employees

Starting next month, public employees in Costa Rica will receive a salary increase ranging from 1.08 to 1.60 percent depending on profession. However, some unions are not happy with the amount.

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