Costa Rica News – The agreement with the government has been rejected by multiple unions which affirm the indefinite strike continues. As of Sunday morning, ANDE, APSE, ANEP and SEC publicly rejected the agreement.
The secretary general of ANEP went as far as to say his organization “overwhelmingly rejects” the document that was presented to union leaders. This was mainly because the government refused to stop the fast-track procedure being used to process the draft Law on Strengthening Public Finances.
APSE published via Facebook that it rejected “by unanimous vote” the document delivered and clarified that the strike started on September 10th remains firm. Social media of ANDE reports “the strike continues…not a step back.” The SEC also affirmed that its colleagues decided the fighting continues.
On Friday, the labor courts declared illegality in 10 of the 32 entities on strike. They must establish remedial plans or administrative measures to replenish the work missed. The CCSS must reschedule 60,000 appointments and 3,000 surgeries. The MEP must arrange to apply “pedagogical mediation techniques of lessons not taught.”