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ICE Workers Strike illegal for affecting essential services; National strike continues

On Monday, two separate courts declared strikes illegal at the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) and the Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS). In the case...

Negotiating To End The National Strike

Government representatives and union leaders in a press conference explaining how close they are to an 'agreement and consensus' in the talks that will...

“Marcha de los Gatos” In San Jose On Tap For Today, Day 17 Of The National Strike

With banners illustrated with cats, public labor unions are calling for another national "grand march" for today, Wednesday, September 26, in downtown San Jose.   The...

Argentina’s Unions Begin National Strikes Against Macri’s Austerity

The Argentine Workers' Central Union, widely known as the CTA organized a 36-hour strike across the country starting Monday, the second strike Argentina has faced within a...

National strike enters its 13th day and talks continue

At 7:30 pm Friday, the Deputy Minister of Labor, Juan Alfaro, announced that in the next few hours there could be an agreement revived...

Costa Rica National Strike Testing New President

Thousands of Costa Ricans today enter their seventh day of protests against the proposed plan fiscal (tax reform), maintaining firm on the call from...

Albino Vargas: The Face Behind The National Strike

A leave without pay granted to Albino Vargas on January 15, 1990, has allowed this public employee to remain in his career as general...

National Strike Continues Into Day 4

President Carlos Alvarado assures the doors to dialogue are open if the protest movement is called off. For his part, Albino Vargas, the leader...

Unions Say General Strike Making an Impact As National Strike Heads Into Day 3

Costa Rica's labor unions said its second day of the national strike is having an effect against a proposed Plan Fiscal (Tax Reform). On Tuesday,...

Government Declares Win In National Strike For Minimizing Impact

The government of Carlos Alvarado declared a win in Monday's national strike, not for settling or stopping the work stoppage it deems illegal, rather...

24 Instituions Move To Declare The National Strike Illegal

The government says it will not give in, have its arm twistest by the protests and is keeping firm on its plans for tax...

The Posters Of The National Strike Against The Plan Fiscal (Photos)

On Monday, public sector unions and other social organizations started an indefinite strike movement against the Plan Fiscal (Tax Reform) currently being promoted by...

President Carlos Calls National Strike Unjustified, Unfair and Illegal

On national television, Sunday night, President Carlos Alvarado, asserted that the illegality of the national strike for today, Monday, September 10, "will be presented...

Be Prepared For The “Indefinite” National Strike Starting Tomorrow

Beginning tomorrow, Monday, September 10, the country's public sector employees are expected to begin a strike the unions have defined as "indefinite" arising as a...

Correos (Post Office) Guarantees Service During National Strike

Despite the call to a national strike on Monday by the trade union groups, Correos de Costa Rica (the Post Office) reaffirms its commitment...

RECOPE guarantees supply of fuels during national strike

The RECOPE, the national refinery that does not refine anything, says has optimal inventory levels and sales logistics that ensure the continuity of operations...

National Strike On Monday!

Monday, September 10, will not be like any other Monday in Costa Rica, especially in the Central Valley, where the single largest group of...

Civic Alliance calls for national strike Friday to demand the release of political prisoners

The Alianza Cívica por la Justicia y la Democracia (Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy) called for a 24-hour national strike on Friday, September...

Tomorrow, June 25 Is National Strike Day!

If you can avoid downtown San José tomorrow, best do so. The city will be a madhouse, as Avenidas and Calles will be jammed...

Independence Torch Victim Of The National Strike

A group of trade unionists, apparently from the National Association of Educators (ANDE), boycotted on Thursday blocked the passage of the Independence Torch north...

External Bonds and No Strikes Key To Growth

The growth of the Costa Rican economy will be 3.2% in 2019 and 3.0% in 2020 - levels higher than the estimated increase for...

Labor Judge declares the strike by Poder Judicial workers legal

The Juzgado de Trabajo del Segundo Circuito Judicial de San José (Labor Court) declared legal the strike of the employees of the Poder Judicial ...

Goverment To Appeal Decision Declaring Recope Workers Strike

President Carlos Alvarado on Tuesday requested the Attorney General to file an appeal on the appeals court decision, declaring the Recope worker's strike legal. The...

76% of businesses report losses due to the strike

As a result of the national strike - today in it's 50th day and which continues to be active,  76% of retailers report economic...

Lesgislators Propose Bill To Sanction Illegal Strikes

As the strike by Costa Rica's on strike, now in its seventh week, and given the failure of the administration of Carlos Alvarado to...

Nicaragua accuses Costa Rica of ‘numerous deaths’ and ‘massive human rights violations’ during strike

As a distraction to the current situation in Nicaragua before the international stage, on Friday, the government of Daniel Ortega accused the Costa Rican...

On Strike or Vacation? 556 Teachers Supposedly On Strike Left The Country On Self-Given Vacation

Now in the sixth week of the national strike, we learn that the Ministry of Education (MEP) is investigating 556 teachers on strike who...

Peru: Odebrecht Strikes Again as Fujimori Dynasty Teeters on Brink of Collapse

To say that it’s been a bad week for the Fujimori family would be putting it mildly. First Peru’s Supreme Court overturned a pardon...

Teacher’s Unions Agree To Continue Strike Indefinitely

The public school teacher's unions, the Asociación Nacional de Educadores (ANDE) and the Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Educación Costarricense (SEC), agreed on Wednesday...

Plan Fiscal (Tax Reform) Approved in First Debate. But Strike Will Continue!

This Friday the members of the legislative assembly approved the law on strengthening public finances in the first debate. Friday afternoon, by a vote of...

CCSS Comes To An Agreement With Worker Unions To End The Strike

One by one, public sector workers vote to end the national strike that began on September 10. In the early hours of this Saturday morning,...

Consumers Will Foot The ¢4.6 Billion Loss By Recope Due To The Strike

Update: The original post did not reflect the fuel price increase that went into effect at 12:01am this Thursday. The current fuel prices at...

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