Sunday 20 June 2021

Public Employee Unions To Strike On April 26 and 27 In Opposition To Tax Reforms

File photo of recent teachers strike in downtown San Jose
File photo of striking teachers in downtown San Jose

QCOSTARICA – The unions forming the Bloque Unitario Sindical y Social Costarricense (Bussco) will strike on April 26 and 27, to oppose the tax reform proposals by the government and the proposed performance evaluation of public employees.

Gilberto Cascante, president of the  Asociación Nacional de Educadores (Ande), one the largest of public employee unions and spokesman  for Bussco, said the strike aims to oppose a series of initiatives launched by the government in the Legislative Assembly to please international bodies such as the Organization for Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

“We are against the bill of public employment, performance evaluation of public workers, the dual education and tax reform projects,” Cascante said.

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The Bussco bloc is made up of 54 unions and organizations, among Sindicato de Educadores Costarricenses (SEC) and the Asociación de Profesores de Segunda Enseñanza (APSE) – teachers unions.

Missing so far from the Bussco bloc is the Asociación Nacional de Empleados Públicos y Privados (ANEP).

ANEP secretary-general and coordinator of the Patria Justa movement, Albino Varags, said his grouping has not yet received a formal invitation to participate in the strike.

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