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Striking Teachers Rebel Against Court Ruling

The national strike, now in its 31 day, may be coming to a close with the ruling on Tuesday by the Juzgado de Trabajo de Goicoechea declaring the strike by public school teachers illegal. The decision by judge Francisco Quesada was made known at 10:50 am...

MAG and Cen-Cinai Workers Agree To Return To Work

Union representatives of the workers of the Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG) and the Dirección de CEN-CINAI del Ministerio de Salud, agreed to lift the strike movement in these public institutions, reported the Minister of Labor Thursday afternoon. Steven Nuñez said the agreement was...

Minister of Labor, “We are very close to an eventual agreement”; Unions, “Strike Continues”

Despite the number of resultions to declare the national strike - now in its 19th day - 'illegal' is up to seven, the strike continues, though ther was a glimpse of hope in the early hours of this morning, Friday, when both sides alluded...

“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 "Marcha de los Gatos" (also called "Marcha de los 4 Gatos") - "March of the Cats" - has ironic overtones...

Unions Accept Prelim Mediation As Strike Continues Into Day 9

The labor unions announced Monday evening an agreement to a preliminary dialogue with the Catholic Church as mediator, but would continue the strike action that today enters its 9th consecutive day. On a tour of the various news television channels Monday night, President Carlos Alvarado...

“If war is what you want, war you will get” Masked Men Threaten The President

Residents of Limon haven taken to social networks threaten the president, Carlos Alvarado and the Minister of Security Michael Soto, in response to the tear gas used by police against protesters blocking the Moin RECOPE plant. In the video posted on Facebook, two masked men...

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 the public sector labor unions to maintain a national strike. The protests have interrupted mains roads that affected the carrying of...

Protesters beat, threatened and insulted members of the press during protests

Blows, threats, insults, and obstacles are part of the aggression suffered by news teams during the marches against the tax reform that began on Monday. Attacks were reported by staff of La Nación, CRhoy and television news Repretel and Telenoticias,  while covering street demonstrations against...

“Gran Marcha” Is On!

The "gran marcha" is on. Labor unions estimate that some 160,000 people will take part in the manifestations in San Jose today (Wednesday), demanding the Government withdraw the Bill for the Strengthening of Public Finances - the Combo Fiscal as it has come to...

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, the head of the ANEP, one of the largest public sector unions, Albino Vargas said they were satisfied with the...

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 reforms. According to President Carlos Alvarado, the protests will not change his mind and is in the firm belief that the...

San Jose municipal employees prevent the passage of the commuter train (Photos)

Although the commuter train service was not suspended due to the strike, a group of San Jose municipal employees hindered in protest the service by blocking the road in the vicinity of the municipal offices. Despite the blockade, the President of the Incofer (railway) Elizabeth...

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 before the courts". At the same time, he assured that together with his government team he has taken the measures so...

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 measure of opposition to the bill of Plan Fiscal (Tax Reform) that is currently being discussed in the Legislative Assembly. The...

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