AyA syndicate announces strike in the Central Pacific region

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The Union of the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (Sitraa) paralyze the institution services on Thursday in the central Pacific region.

The cantons will be affected are Palmares, San Ramon, Esparza, San Mateo, Puntarenas, Jacó, Parrita and Quepos.

According to the secretary general of the group, Mario Rodriguez, is expected to attend the 250 workers in the region assigned to the union.

Rodriguez said that the basis of this strike is the opposition to the law on public salaries promoted by the government, by which teachers also called a strike for tomorrow.

In addition, workers Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA) claim about the absence of extra payments to workers moving to other parts of the country and for those who perform emergency work at night, lack of uniforms and vehicles to provide services throughout the region.

The secretary explained that Sitraa strategy to pressure the authorities will be conducting regional strikes. In case of no reach an agreement. For the segund strike will be done in the south, then to the Atlantic region and will culminate with a march in the metropolitan town.

Also, thousands of school children will not have classes tomorrow because their teachers will participate in a one-day strike.

The movement is organized by the Association of Secondary School Teachers (APSE) and the Trade Union of Education Workers Costarricense (SEC), whose members work in mostly secondary.

They also support the strike the General Confederation of Workers and Teachers in Action.

They oppose a bill promoted by the government, among other privileges cut unemployment, annuity, and full time availability in the public sector.

This initiative has not yet admitted to the legislative.

However, the unions want to send a message of opposition to the project and do not rule out that there is an indefinite strike next year, if the plan reaches Congress.

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