Costa Rican port workers in Moín and Limón have announced they will go on strike in the coming days to protest against the privatization of dock operations, website Nacion.com reported.
“They want to rent equipment for Moín while operating on the terminal of APM Terminals, and then they will take the equipment and leave the [...]
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In May 1010, as part of an ongoing campaign to destroy the dockworkers union, Costa Rican police broke into the SINTRAJAP dockworkers union office.
[ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Costa Rica's most [...]
Ronaldo Blear was overwhelmingly reelected as Secretary General of the SINTRAJAP dockworkers union after the Costa Rican government helped install a sham leadership last year.
[NOTE: The following excerpt is from an interview between Costa Rica's Tico Times and Ronaldo Blear, the recently reelected leader of the SINTRAJAP dockworkers union. The ILWU Coast [...]
[ENGLISH TRANSLATION: This news release from Costa Rica's dockworkers union says that national president Laura Chinchilla's administration and the JAPDEVA port administrators continue to impose privatization of the docks without consulting with union leaders. The dockworkers recently reelected the Ronaldo Blear union administration in a landslide election that was widely regarded as a rejection of [...]
The recently reelected board of SINTRAJAP wants to ensure that modernization of the Caribbean ports of Limón and Moín protect workers and the community from exploitation.
[ENGLISH SUMMARY: Japdeva, the agency that administers the Caribbean ports of Limón and Moín, Costa Rica, is preparing a modernization proposal to discuss with the [...]
The Costa Rican government said on Saturday that it will continue with its plans to modernize the Limón docks, with or without the support of the JAPDEVA union [SINTRAJAP].
The election of Ronaldo Blear as leader of the JAPDEVA union is a signal from the union members not to privatize the docks, seeing the government’s [...]
[ENGLISH SUMMARY: For the past year, the ILWU Coast Longshore Division has assisted the democratically elected leaders of the Costa Rican dockworkers union SINTRAJAP, led by Ronaldo Blear, in fending off attacks from the Costa Rican government and global terminal operators. Today the membership of SINTRAJAP overwhelmingly re-elected Blear in an internationally monitored union election. [...]
In late August, several months after being ousted in a government coup, the legitimately elected SINTRAJAP longshore union leaders in Costa Rica were reinstated by Costa Rica’s high court. The Maritime Union of Australia published the news:
Paddy Crumlin, ITF president, chair of the ITF dockers section and MUA national secretary wrote to [...]
[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, [...]
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ILWU President calls high court’s order ‘an important step forward in the never-ending battle to protect workers’ rights
Ronaldo Blear, General Secretary of SINTRAJAP
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 26, 2010) — Costa Rican longshore workers are celebrating yesterday’s ruling in their country’s Constitutional Court [...]