Baja de tono a concesión y aboga por reducir en 50% el gasto en salarios; Busca pasar de 1.400 empleados a un máximo de 800.
[ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Costa Rica's most [...]
[ENGLISH SUMMARY: The Costa Rican dockworkers union, SINTRAJAP, says that the government continues its push to privatize the ports in the Limón province at any cost, and without meeting with the union to hear its plan to modernize the ports with the good of the community in mind. Under the Oscar Arias and Laura Chinchilla [...]
[English summary: Costa Rican union leaders join elected members of parliament to denounce the crooked way in which the government helped overthrow elected longshore union leaders in January in order to force privatization of the ports of Limón and Moín. Last week the rightfully elected leaders were reinstated by Costa Rica's high court, [...]
[English summary: Former Costa Rican president Oscar Arias' brother, Rodrigo, who has placed ambitious political hopes on his role in the privatization of the ports of Limón and Moín, remains silent after Wednesday's high court decision that restores the legitimate union leaders to their posts. A sham election, closely tied to the Arias brothers, was [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2010 CONTACT: Jennifer Sargent, 503-703-2933
ILWU President calls high court’s order ‘an important step forward in the never-ending battle to protect workers’ rights
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 26, 2010) — Costa Rican longshore workers are celebrating yesterday’s ruling in their country’s Constitutional Court [...]
“Los estadounidenses quieren creer que Costa Rica es un paraíso,” dijo Robert McEllrath, Presidente Internacional de ILWU. “Pero Costa Rica se está transformando en un país en el que la policía rompe ventanas y puertas en los locales donde los trabajadores realizan asambleas pacíficas, en el que el gobierno [...]
The following letter is also available in pdf format and in Spanish. La carta siguiente se puede leer en español.
June 17, 2010
The Honorable Barack Obama President, United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500
This letter is a follow up to my April 22, 2010 letter [...]
Costa Rica’s Comptroller’s Office has determined that the Instituto Costarricense de Puertos del Pacífico (Incop) – Pacific ports institute - failed to carry out an adequate inspection of the Caldera port concessionaire, Sociedad Portuaria de Caldera (SPC).
By law, Incop must ensure that ongoing expansion and maintenance works at the facility, budgeted at us$4.34 million, [...]
On Feb. 26 the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) charged that the government of Costa Rican president Oscar Arias Sánchez had in effect “illegally established a ‘yellow’ (unrepresentjeative, undemocratic, employer-run) trade union” for the 1,500 dockworkers at the Atlantic coast city of Limón. The government’s interference in the union”in contravention of conventions 87 and 98″ of [...]
El pasado lunes 10 de mayo de 2010, fue presentada en la Fiscalía Adjunta del II Circuito Judicial de San José, una denuncia penal contra los hermanos Oscar y Rodrigo Arias Sánchez; contra el Exministro de Trabajo y Seguridad Social, Álvaro González Alfaro; así como en contra de los actuales jerarcas…
Efectivamente, los demandantes consideran [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 29, 2010) — This morning, Costa Rica’s docks in Limón erupted in chaos involving police, union members and a reported 10,000 civilians, following a campaign by the Oscar Arias-led Costa Rican government to usurp the workers’ democratically elected leadership and eliminate the SINTRAJAP longshore union.
Twenty-five members of the U.S. Congress [...]
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