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15 Jul 2019 | 08:55 AM UTC

Costa Rica: Municipal workers on strike in San José July 15

Costa Rica News Alert

Municipal workers call strike and schedule protest in San José for July 15; associated transportation delays expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/16/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Costa_Rica). COUNTRY/REGION San José


Members of a municipal workers' union will be on strike throughout the streets of San José and in the surrounding regions on Monday, July 15. Workers seek to protest a new bill that will allow employers to dismiss staff easier. The protest will begin at 08:00 (local time) and take place at the Ministry of Treasury and will proceed to the Legislative Assembly.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are expected in the vicinity of the protests.  


Individuals in San José are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by the local authorities.


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