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
- 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
- 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.