Friday 2 December 2022

Unions Say General Strike Making an Impact As National Strike Heads Into Day 3

Paying the bills

Latest

Costa Rica modified regulations for refugee applications

QCOSTARICA - By way of two decrees, the Costa...

Are CBD Gummies Better to Take Than CBD Oil?

These days, two types of CBD products have become...

Sala IV ruling: Employers can ban ‘extravagant’ hair dyes

QCOSTARICA (La Nacion) A woman filed an appeal with...

RTV extensions will run from when Dekra opens all the stations

QCOSTARICA -The Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT)...

It’s December, the ‘Aguinaldo’ month!

QCOSTARICA - A thirteenth salary, or end-of-year bonus, in...

Government announced a reduction in the 2023 Marchamo after an update in the methodology

RICO's DIGEST (OPINION)  The government of Rodrigo Chaves announced...

Thomas Müller disses Costa Rica: “8-0 is possible”

UPDATED: Game time in Costa Rica is 1 pm...

Dollar Exchange

¢600.02 Buy

¢607.17 Sell

2 December 2022 - At The Banks - BCCR

Paying the bills

Share

Costa Rica’s labor unions said its second day of the national strike is having an effect against a proposed Plan Fiscal (Tax Reform).

Downtown San Jose’s Avenida 2 on Tuesday before the early afternoon downpour. Photo by Rico

On Tuesday, the head of the ANEP, one of the largest public sector unions, Albino Vargas said they were satisfied with the results so far.

Heading into its third consecutive day of the strike, “the regionalized national strike has served its purpose on this second day,” said Vargas.

- Advertisement -

These past two days have served as preparation and warm up for big march planned for Wednesday in downtown San Jose, according to the union leader.

The “indefinite” national strike led by public sector workers began on Monday, as protesters across the country demonstrated their rejection of the tax reform package currently being discussed in the Legislative Assembly and deemed of major importance that it be passed by the government of Carlos Alvarado.

On Tuesday, the manifestations continued and included several blockades and closed the night with the burning of a tractor trailer in Limon.

The strike has affected health services and schools, primarily in the greater metropolitan area (GAM) of San Jose.

“We believe that the tax combo fosters inequality and the concentration of wealth,” Vargas said, adding that he thinks that it does not deter tax evasion, while it does tax employees to settle a public deficit that the people did not generate.

 

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Demonstrations against high fuel prices was an almost no show

QCOSTARICA - Despite the call for a national strike, this Monday...

Private sector workers who refuse to vaccinate against Covid-19 could be fired

QCOSTARICA - If you work for the private sector and have...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.