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Workers of Costa Rican state power and telecoms company strike against bill that they claim could privatize electricity

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


More than 1,000 of the Costa Rican state electricity and telecommunications company, ICE, marched from its main office in San José to the Legislative Assembly.

The objective of the one-day strike was to put pressure on the government in regards to the Energy Contingency Bill currently under discussion with a special commission in the assembly.

“We are demonstrating against a bill to privatize energy in this country,” said a union leader. “We cannot allow this to happen. This is a movement in defense of the community.”

Original source: Tico Times