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Outsourcing leads to strike in Costa Rica

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Municipal employees in the Costa Rican capital went on strike Monday to demand the cancelation of a 2010 contract that outsourced garbage collection to a private company.

They want the municipality to invest in equipment, tools and garbage trucks rather than turn over control to a private company that does not respect workers' rights, strike organizers said.

"The administration has come to depend on the private company and that is absolute poison for all the workers. If we can't start a dialogue, trash will not be collected in the entire downtown area, nor will any street-cleaning be done," the vice president of the San Jose branch of the ANEP union, Bolivar Sanchez, said.

Source: Fox News Latino