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Government To Protect Overindebted Civil Servants From Debt Deductions

At the beginning of next year, public sector employees (civil servants) in Costa Rica will have the guarantee that their monthly salary will not be reduced to pay debts to less than ¢190,000 colones monthly. The Ministry of National Planning and Economic Policy (Mideplán) and...

Municipal Workers Protest In Front Of Ministry of Finance

Workers from different municipalities are demonstrating in front of the main offices of the Ministry of Finance (Ministerio de Hacienda) on Avendida 2, blocking traffic in the center of San Jose. They are protesting against the draft “Ley Marco de Empleo Público” (Public Employment Framework...

Christmas Arrives. Hacienda Announces Payment of Aguinaldo On Wednesday

With ¢100 million colones received from the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) for the 'absorption" of the now extinct Banco Crédito Agrícola de Cartago (Bancrédito) and other financial maneuvering, the Ministerio de Hacienda (Ministry of Finance) announced that it will pay on Wednesday, December...

Hacienda Ruled Out Aguinaldo On Dec. 6 For Civil Servants

Public sector employees can breathe a little easier now that the Plan Fiscal has passed into law, with the announcement by the Ministry of Finance that it is in a better position to pay the Aguinaldo (the annual bonus). Although initially this Ministry of Finance...

Public Sector Salaries Increased 157% in 12 Years

The Government next year will pay in wages and benefits for public employees 157% more than it did 12 years ago. The payroll of public servants in 2018 will be almost triple, a payout of ¢4.3 billion colones, as compared to the ¢1.7 billion in...

Government Proposes Salary Cap On Public Sector Employees

Q COSTA RICA / The Luis Guillermo Solis administration has resuscitated an opposition party bill that would place a monthly salary cap ¢5.3 million colones at state institutions. In the case where salaries already exceed that figure, some of which are more than ¢13 million...

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

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...

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