A group of striking public sector workers concentrated in the outskirts of the Corte Suprema de Justicia (Supreme Court of Justice), in downtown San Jose, Monday, to appeal to the magistrates their discontent with the Plan Fiscal (Tax Reform) approved last Friday by the Legislative Assembly.
The majority of the protesters were from the different teachers’ unions, the Asociación de Profesores de Segunda Enseñanza (APSE), the Asociación Nacional de Empleados Públicos y Privados (ANEP) and teachers of the Asociación Nacional de Educadores y Educadoras (ANDE).
Joining the teachers were also demonstrators from other public sector unions and in general citizens oppose the plan fiscal.
Following Friday’s approval (in first debate) of the tax reform, union leaders reconfirmed “the fight in this war against the fiscal combo.”
Despite three unions, the largest the workers of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), this Monday, October 8, the indefinite strike against competed 29 days.
Also on Monday, the Labor Court declared illegal the strike by INS workers, being the 14th (of the 32) petitions filed by the various government institutions and agencies.