Tuesday 11 May 2021

President Carlos Calls National Strike Unjustified, Unfair and Illegal

The strike "is not the Costa Rican way" said President Carlos, warning that "affecting millions of Costa Ricans by paralyzing services does not solve anything".

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”.

President Carlos on national television Sunday night

At the same time, he assured that together with his government team he has taken the measures so that public order and essential services are maintained and the impact of the strike is minimized.

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President Carlos qualified the strike as: unjustified, unfair and illegal.

The President said that stopping services and affecting millions of Costa Ricans is not a solution.

With a firm tone, the President Carlos said that “this country should continue to function and the task of my government team is to ensure that this is the case”.

“Every person counts,” the president said, and immediately invited all Costa Ricans to assume as their own “the path of historical responsibility”.

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When calling on public employees to appear tomorrow to their jobs, he assured that he trusts their commitment to the country.

To the union leadership, the President reminded them that the doors of his government are still open to dialogue: “You have the word,” he told them.

For President Carlos, Costa Rica is facing a historic crossroads. In the televised message, he was vehement in describing the approval of the Ley Fortalecimiento de las Finanzas Públicas (Bill Strengthening Public Finances) – “Plan Fiscal” (Tax Reform) as is commonly referred to – as the only way to avoid an impending financial crisis.

“Not only is it necessary, but it is also urgent,” he said.

President Carlos, in his opening remarks, noted that the unions refused his call to dialogue, recalled that as a candidate he was always clear, in all the forums where he participated, regarding his commitment to fiscal reform, and that is the way to ensure a good future for Costa Ricans “even for the organizers of the strike and those who participate.”

“My government together with the current legislators,” he said, “we are taking the path of responsibility when addressing a problem that has been postponed for decades.”

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Affecting people to get to their jobs, children without school, people who need medical attention, and those who are prepared to work, “is not the Costa Rican way. Most Costa Ricans do not want to go down that road,” he said.

 

 

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