Health workers who staged two days of strikes will not lose pay

Health workers who walked off the job and staged strikes for two days last week will not be docked pay. That was the result of an agreement reached between the government and the  Bloque Unitario Sindical y Social Costarricense after two days of negotiations.

The strikes were successful in that hundreds of medical appointments and operations had to be postponed last Tuesday and Wednesday.

In return, the collection of unions promised no more strikes.

In addition both the government representatives and union leaders will meet again Thursday to discuss grievances.

The unions struck to emphasize their positions against changes in salary and cooperative education for students.

The strike affected mostly the public hospitals and clinics. Educators also struck at the same time but they were not represented in this negotiation.

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