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Costa Rica's public-sector unions plan protests against monthly wage increase of $10

Monday, January 16, 2012


Leaders of the unions of public sector employees in Costa Rica are preparing to take action against the government's unilateral decision to increase public employees salaries by 5,000 colons a month, just under $10.

Albino Vargas, president of the Asociación Nacional de Empleados Públicos described the decreeas a "joke".

Vargas added that the move will broaden the gap between the rich and the poor and that the discontent could end up with demonstrations in the streets.



Original soiurce: Inside Costa Rica