The economic struggle of the working class in Costa Rica
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- Brutal attack on trade unionist
- ICFTU Online..., 29 April 1999. Attacks on
Adrian Herrera Arias, General Secretary of SITRASUR, a
banana workers union; management's refusal to
recognise the trade union.
- 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's 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 the government's refusal to
raise salaries to keep up with price rises.
- Chiquita banana workers end strike in Costa
- AP, Thursday 8 August, 2002. More than 350 Chiquita
banana workers in Costa Rica returned to their jobs
Thursday after striking last week against new
fruit-quality standards they claimed deprived them of pay
- Strike at Costa Rican port of Limon
threatens foreign trade
- AP, Tuesday 16 September 2003. The Limon Workers
Federation is demanding US$7.4 million in compensation for
the rejection of a tariff increase by the federal
regulators, among other demands. Ten union members were
arrested Tuesday after demonstrators attempted to block
trucks from entering docks.