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

AFP - June 2, 2014

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…

Unions members vote against deal to end teachers’ strike
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Unions members vote against deal to end teachers’ strike

L. Arias - May 28, 2014

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
Politics
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Politics
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Public teachers’ strike to continue next week

L. Arias - May 23, 2014

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,…

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

The Tico Times - May 20, 2014

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…

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Education minister orders intervention of ministry’s human resources department

L. Arias - May 16, 2014

Education Minister Sonia Mora on Thursday said officials are conducting an intervention of the ministry’s human resources department to determine the causes of a major failure in…

Education Ministry breaks its promise, fails to pay teachers, unions say
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Education Ministry breaks its promise, fails to pay teachers, unions say

L. Arias - May 13, 2014

Leaders from public teachers' unions in Costa Rica on Tuesday accused the Education Ministry (MEP) of failing to live up to a promise to deliver back pay…

Education Ministry promises to pay most teachers by Monday night
Politics
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Politics
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Education Ministry promises to pay most teachers by Monday night

L. Arias - May 12, 2014

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…

New administration inherits a mess with pay backlog, teacher strike
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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New administration inherits a mess with pay backlog, teacher strike

Fabiola Pomareda - May 5, 2014

Thousands of teachers filled San José’s Second Avenue Monday, marching from the Parque de la Merced to the Finance Ministry to protest a new government-run payment system…

Public school teachers to strike on Monday over salary delays
Education
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Education
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Public school teachers to strike on Monday over salary delays

L. Arias - May 4, 2014

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…