The political struggle of the working class in Costa Rica

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Costa Rican trade unionists on hunger strike over salary demand
ICFTU Online..., 2 August 1999. Five trade unionists, including two women, from UNION SINDICAL—a grouping of the country'ss public sector unions, the CTRN, SITRAERENA, UNDECA, CMTC, ANEP, SINDHAC, UNATROPYT, Health Workers Union, SEC and SITECO, have been on hunger strike outside the Employment Ministry since July 28 to protest at the government's refusal to raise salaries to keep up with price rises.
Costa Rica's trade unions paralyze ports and fuel distribution
Agence France Presse, 4 April 2000. Costa Rica's two biggest ports were paralyzed and fuel distribution blocked, as trade unions and civic organizations call a general strike. Workers support nationwide opposition to the government's plan to privatize Costa Rica's telecoms and energy industries.
Workers' struggles in Costa Rica
By Pablo Sanchez, In Defense of Marxism, 6 June 2003. Over the last three weeks Costa Rica has become another of the many hot spots in the international class struggle. The country is awaking from a long period of lethargy. The recent strikes are another step in the process that started with the struggles against the privatisation of the ICE in April and May 2000.
ICFTU and ORIT declare support for general strike
ICFTU Online..., 29 July 2004. Costa Rica's Trade Union and Teachers' Coordination (CUSIMA), which represents 70% of the country's unionised workers, including the ICFTU-affiliated national trade union centre—the CTRN—declared the strike calling for the full respect for trade union rights and defence of collective bargaining agreements negotiated by trade unions.