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Albino Vargas: ‘There are people calling for a coup d’état and an armed struggle’

During an appearance before the Comisión sobre Huelgas del Congreso (Legislative Commission on Strikes), the secretary-general of the of the strongest public workers unions the ANEP, Albino Vargas, affirmed that the reason the recent national strike last 89 days is the same that motivates...

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  - the Judiciary - against the processing of the fiscal reform. The decision of Judge Víctor Manuel Orozco Zárate, made known...

Government Gives One Week To Unions That ‘Wish To Sign The Agreement’

"Today (Monday) we officially closed the preliminary phase of rapprochement in which the Church served as mediator (...) Today we informed the Trade Unions that was here that, on behalf of the Government, we signed the document and all those unions that have not...

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...

Union Leader Compares Carlos Alvarado To Daniel Ortega

Union leader Albino Vargas compared the President Carlos Alvarado to his Nicaraguan counterpart Daniel Ortega. According to Vargas, both leaders have similarities in their relationship with the people, they talk about talking and talking, "but nothing will change here". Vargas considered the president's Sunday night speech...

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