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Unions lying about fiscal plan, say legislators

By A.M. Costa Rica staff


Early Monday morning members of public employee unions blocked roads and railways and asked fellow  employees to stay home as a protest against the new tax plan. That plan is now being analyzed in the legislature.

According to a unions statement, their concerns have been ignored by the government and they are asking for a transparent and democratic approach to the fiscal problem, not a top-down decision.

Among the unions' main complaints are:

Project 20.580 (referring to the new tax plan that is under study in the legislature) will eliminate the few elements that could strengthen the fight against tax evasion, and instead, nine measures that affect the working class and others with new taxes and salary cuts are included.

"The Fiscal Combo puts a ceiling of 25 percent of the base salary on surcharges," the statement said, referring to the extra income received by some public employees.

The union proposal wants to “reduce the amounts paid for exclusive dedication, annuity, prohibition and professional career."

The unions wants to prohibit the negotiation of salary through the collective conventions mechanism and finds that the taxation of services now exempted, such as water, electricity, basic food and medicines, among others, is unfair.  Unionists want to establish a fiscal plan that will keep job and social assistance programs uncut.

The legislative faction of the Citizens Action Party held a press conference Monday morning where lawmakers tried to discredit the unions saying they have misinformed the public about what the current fiscal bill includes.

Several legislators were critical of the information being disseminated by the unions. For example, according to the unions, people will be affected by an increase in the prices of electricity and water.  On this subject the legislator Laura Guido said, “The text of the new tax plan, contemplates the payment of 13 percent of the value-added tax for those who consume more than 280 kWh as well as 30 cubic meters of water, but in households where consumption is lower to those figures, they will be exempt from that tax."

In addition, Enrique Sánchez, another party legislator, detailed a series of privileges that, according to him, directly affect the income of public employees and are the motivations of trade unionists. The legislator detailed, what he said are the privileges that will be eliminated in the new tax plan, and suggested that the unions want them to remain in place and submits that maintaining those privileges are the real reason for the strike.

Some of the privileges cited by the legislator are the cesantia, salary limits, differences is remuneration, monthly pay plans, professional career points, and payment for confidentiality. Here are the points as stated by the legislator.

Cesantia: Cesantia is like a dismissal or termination of employment bonus and can be calculated on anything from three months to 12 years of salary earned while working for the same institution. The new fiscal plan limits cesantia payments.

Salary: The new plan “eliminates the differences between different remuneration in public institutions, when applying salary benefits and assistance of cesantia.” No public institution will be allowed to develop its own salary schedule.



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The unions wants to prohibit the negotiation of salary through the collective conventions mechanism and finds that the taxation of services unfair. 


“The administration (referring to the directors of government institutions) cannot create or approve benefits, incentives or compensation of any kind, in any type of negotiation. These negotiations would remain only by law." The salary payment plan (bi-weekly, monthly) would be set by the government.

Salary ceiling: In the new law, "There is a ceiling on luxury salaries in the public sector including the highest leaders of state powers, and high ranking officials in central government institutions, indirect government institutions and others." Salaries for individuals serving as board members for public entities would be capped.

Professional career points: When the government institution pays for the professional education of an employee that employee would not receive payment for completing that education.

Confidentiality: At present, a public official receives addition pay for maintaining confidentiality. This would be eliminated.

For his part, Gilbert Cascante, president of the National Association of Educators, a union organization, responded by pointing out the closures created by the unions.

"We managed to close everything that is Route 32, the bridge of Palmares, San Ramón, Puntarenas, Alajuela and Cartago. We had an excellent movement in Limón,” said Castante, "We even have 80 percent of schools closed. Only a few are finishing doing administrative procedures."

Also, the  teachers union president responded directly to the statements made by Welmer Ramos, another Citizens Action Party legislator.

Ramos also is the president of the Special Commission of Fiscal Reform and a member of the legislative group that pointed out the hidden interest from the unions.

"If Mr. Welmer  believes that putting food on the table is more expensive after taxing 1% the basic basket or medicines and education, and leave out luxury pensions. If he believes that they are privileges of the worker's case, he is very wrong, "he said.

The new taxes were reported in an analysis published by A.M. Costa Rica on Aug. 27. The analysis is here.




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U.S. attacks to be remembered today

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services
with staff reports

Americans today will mark the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that claimed almost 3,000 lives.

The attack also had major impact in Costa Rica where tourists were stranded when air flights were suspended.

The attack eventually broad much tighter controls on overseas banking and financial activities and stricter controls at airports.

President Donald Trump will attend a ceremony at the 9/11 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, near where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed after passengers retook control from the al-Qaida affiliated terrorists who had hijacked the plane.

In the capital, the Pentagon will hold special services for families of those killed when a plane crashed into the building.

And in New York, hundreds of survivors and family members of those killed will gathered at Ground Zero, where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center stood before two hijacked commercial flights brought them down.

Twin beams of light will be projected into the sky to memorialize those lost in the attacks.

The hijackings were carried out by 19 hijackers affiliated with al-Qaida. The deadliest attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor in 1944, the events of Sept. 11th permanently changed America’s perception of security.

The tragedy prompted George W. Bush to declare a war on terrorism and invade Afghanistan.



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Twin beams of light will be projected into the sky to memorialize those lost in the attacks.
        

Almost two decades later, the anniversary remains a painful reminder for the families of those who died.

Tourists were trapped for three days in Costa Rica when the U.S. government ordered that air flights be canceled. Many had surrendered their hotel rooms and were headed home.

In addition, tourism operators faced wholesale cancellations because there were no new arrivals.

Costa Ricans shared the tragedy, and firefighters and other first respondent conducted tributes at the U.S. Embassy, which was decked with floral tributes from organizations, institutions and individuals.



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Government declares strike illegal

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

As President Carlos Alvarado promised Sunday night, the government will move to enforce before the courts the illegality of the general strike that began Monday. He vowed that the impact of the strike would be minimal.

The general strike, which was begun by unions Monday morning, has not had a major impact on public services provided by the government, said officials.

He reiterated that "this movement is inappropriate. This movement is unjustified, given that the doors of this administration have been, are and will be open, but we will not enter into a dialogue process while there are movements that seek to affect Costa Ricans."

The reaction of the strikers was to question the words of Alvarado as stated by Gilbert Cascante, president of the National Association of Educators, one of the main trade union organizations.

"The president cannot declare the strike illegal. He does not have that power. We will be in the courts to defend our position," said Cascate.

For its part, the government, through the directors of its institutions, initiated judicial procedures for having the strike declared illegal.

A total of 24 institutions of the central government and decentralized institutions presented applications Monday to have the strike declared illegal before the labor courts.

The basic argument is that the officials who participated in the strike movement did not follow the minimum requirements established by the Labor Code.

The labor minister, Steven Núñez Rímola, said that the management was carried out by the following 24 institutions.

1. Costa Rican Social Security Fund

2. Correos de Costa Rica

3. National Radio and Television System

4. Ministry of Public Works and Transportation

5. Costa Rican Institute of Electricity

6. Ministry of Justice and Peace

7. Patronato Nacional de la Infancia

8. Ministry of Housing and Human Settlements

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10. Port Administration Board for the Development of the Atlantic Coast

11. National Company Power and Light

12. National Emergency Commission

13. Costa Rican Petrolleum Refinery

14. Institute for Rural Development

15. Ministry of Health

16. Social Protection Board

17. Central Bank of Costa Rica

18. National Apprenticeship Institute

19. Ministry of Finance


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"The president cannot declare the strike illegal. He does not have that power. We will be in the courts to defend our position," said Gilbert Cascante, president of the National Association of Educators.


20. National Printing

21. Public Safety

22. Ministry of Education

23. Fish and Aquaculture Institute

24. Ministry of Culture and Youth

Núñez said that the ministry cannot declare a strike legal or illegal, “nor can it, unilaterally, submit requests on behalf of another government institution."

The Labor minister said that the Labor Code establishes, very clearly, the requirements that must be met for a strike declaration in the workplace.

According to Article 371 "legal strike is a right that consists in the concerted and peaceful suspension of work, in a company, institution, establishment or work center, agreed upon and executed by a plurality of at least three workers, representing more than half of the votes cast in accordance with article 381, by the employees involved in a collective labor dispute."

Article 371 and other articles establish the correct way to convene a social movement of this type, and, in the opinion of the authorities, these requirements were not met on this occasion.

The Labor Code says in Article 383 that "the employer's party or parties affected by the strike may request, before the labor jurisdiction, the declaration of illegality of the movement,” when workers or union organizations have not met the strike provisions set out in the code.

The unions must justify their movement before the Labor Court within three days after being notified, confirmed the Press Department of the judiciary.

A statement from the judiciary says that 12 cases “were presented before the Court of San José and two in the Court of Goicoechea, for this strike to be declared illegal. The judges, they said, would have processed the requests, so now the parties must present evidence."

If the strike is declared illegal, the workers who participated are exposed to sanctions, to a salary reduction and, after the official declaration of illegality the unionists have 24 hours to rejoin the workforce.

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Strikers accused of violating train safety

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Railway Institute has filed a complaint against some of the strikers before the Judicial Investigation Organization, accusing them of attacking the safety of train transportation.

According to the report of the railway institute, the situation occurred at around 7:30 a.m. Monday, when the protesters closed down the train which provided the service on the Curridabat-Pavas-Belén route.

Municipality of San Jose officials who joined the strike got on the train tracks to stop the train, and the passengers had to leave the train and wait for transport, the institute said. Police were called to the scene.

The Costa Rican Railway Institute said it filed a complaint with the Judicial Investigation Organization specifically against the group of officials of the municipality of San José for the crime of creating danger for land transport after the train was blocked.

"We proceeded to file a complaint with the OIJ for the crime of creating danger for ground transportation, due to the situation that occurred this morning in which demonstrators climbed onto our rolling equipment in the vicinity of the Municipality of San José endangering the operation and state assets. We acted firmly defending the train that belongs to everyone,” "said the official statement using the Spanish acronym for the judicial police.

The municipal building on Avenida 10 is adjacent to the railway tracks.

According to the train service administration, that was the only affected service during the morning.

During the first hours of the day, 44 trips were scheduled, of which only three were affected.



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the protesters closed down the train which provided the service on the Curridabat-Pavas-Belén route.


Two were canceled and only one interrupted by the blockade of protesters near the municipal building.

After the altercation with the trade unionists, railway officials stated that the trips of the train were carried out without inconveniences.

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Railway representatives said that no rail workers joined the union movement.

Judicial police said that it is carrying out a complete investigation of this case.

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Published Tuesday, September 11, 2018 -  Fifth news page

Social Security asks public to keep doctor appointments

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Social Security has called on the public to keep their doctor and clinic appointments despite the strike by some employees.

Patients being treated for chronic illnesses should present their prescriptions to the pharmacies of the clinics where they have been treated and on the dates indicated by the prescriptions, Social Security said in a statement.

Institutions are performing multiple actions to avoid affecting the provision of services in the pharmacy network throughout the country, the statement added.

According to Esteban Vega, national coordinator of pharmaceutical services, "Although it is true, there is an impact on the amount of human resources available in the pharmacy services at the institutional level for this reason, a series of actions have been implemented to ensure the release of drug prescriptions to hospitalized patients and emergency services, as well as those chronic patients who must present their prescriptions.”

Vega urged patients and their support networks to follow the following recommendations:

- Chronic patients should verify the date of their prescription, as it largely coincides with the date of completion of the available treatment. It is the patients who, first and foremost, should go to the pharmacy with the prescription to avoid running out of medication.

- Chronic patients who do not need to fill a prescription this week are asked not to do so until the date listed so they do not overload the services. This will allow better service to those whose medication issues are more urgent.


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Vega said that staffers have implemented different strategies to ensure that patients with expiring prescriptions can get their medication as needed.

Vega emphasized that the institution guarantees the continuity of services in the network of institutional pharmacies, but asked that all patients comply with the request to wait until their prescription date to go to the pharmacy.



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Published Tuesday, September 11
, 2018 -  Sixth news page

Ortega says he's ready to meet Trump


By A.M. Costa Rica wire services

 
With his country embroiled in a major political crisis since April, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has granted an exclusive interview to FRANCE 24.

The Nicaraguan leader denies ordering a deadly crackdown on protesters and rejects calls for early elections. While accusing the United States of supporting the protest movement, Ortega says he is ready to meet US President Donald Trump in the coming weeks at the UN General Assembly.

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega denied orchestrating a deadly crackdown on the protest movement that has rocked his country since April 18. Human rights groups say more than 320 people have been killed in five months of violence.

The Nicaraguan government puts the toll at 198 dead.

Asked about a recent damning report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the violence in Nicaragua, President Ortega called it "slanderous".

The UN investigation into human rights violations between April 18 and August 18 points to "extrajudicial killings" and "enforced disappearances" as well as "torture and ill-treatment".

Ortega denounced a "politically charged" report and said the UN body was taking orders from Washington. He strongly denied that the police or pro-government paramilitaries have committed crimes, adding that no police officer is being investigated.

The Nicaraguan president also accused the United States of plotting a "coup" against him. He claimed the CIA has trained and financed military groups to try to overthrow him and added that he did not rule out a US military intervention taking place. "Anything is possible when talking about the United States," he told FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman.

'Respect for institutions'

President Ortega insisted that the situation in his country is under control, despite thousands of Nicaraguans taking to the streets again on Sunday, September 9, in the capital Managua to demand his departure and the release of "political prisoners".



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The Nicaraguan leader denies ordering a deadly crackdown
on protesters and rejects calls for early elections.  
 


Ortega, who has held the presidency since 2007, said he is in talks with the UN and European countries, such as Germany and Spain, to restart the stalled dialogue with the opposition. The former guerrilla leader also accused Nicaragua’s Catholic Church, which has acted as a mediator, of siding with the opposition, and accused the latter of taking orders from Washington.

Ortega, who first ruled Nicaragua between 1979 and 1990, is refusing calls for early elections to be held before the end of his term in 2021 – the protesters’ main demand – and has not ruled out running for another term in office.  "To call early elections would be a drastic idea for Nicaragua”, the president claimed, adding that “we need to defend institutions and respect for those institutions”.

The 72-year-old said he planned to make his first appearance in years at the UN General Assembly in New York, which opens on September 25, and is ready to meet US President Donald Trump.

"I think that the idea of having exchange and dialogue with a global power like the United States – and here I’m not talking just on behalf of Nicaragua, I’m talking for Latin America as well – is necessary, in fact it’s an imperative," Ortega told FRANCE 24. The UN General Assembly "could be an opportunity," he concluded.

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Published Tuesday, September 11, 2018 -  Seventh news page

South Carolina's entire coast will be evacuated
ahead of Hurricane Florence's arrival

By A.M. Costa Rica wire services

South Carolina Prepares for Hurricane Florence: Gov. McMaster Orders Entire Coastline to Evacuate, reported The Weather Channel.

Gov. Henry McMaster on Monday ordered evacuations for all South Carolina residents and visitors along the coast, attempting to clear the state's entire 187-mile coastline ahead of Hurricane Florence's arrival.

To make the mass evacuation easier, authorities will reverse all eastbound lanes of Interstate 26 into Charleston and U.S. 501 into Myrtle Beach, sending all traffic in one direction – away from the coast.

Two other roadways in Beaufort County will be ready for lane reversals by noon Tuesday in case they're needed, McMaster said.

The governor estimates some 1 million people, a fifth of the state's population, will be affected by the evacuation order.

"We know that this evacuation order I'm issuing is going to be inconvenient for some people — it's going to be inconvenient — but we do not want to risk one South Carolina life in this hurricane. So we're willing to suffer some inconvenience," McMaster said during a briefing at the state's emergency management center.

Public schools in 26 counties — including as far inland as Lexington in the middle of the state — will be closed starting Tuesday, McMaster said. That will allow state officials to use school buses to help with evacuations, and the closed schools could be used as emergency shelters if needed. State government offices in those counties also will be closed.

Residents who hadn't finished their emergency shopping over the weekend were at supermarkets and home improvement stores on Monday.

George Grantham told the Charleston Post and Courier he was stocking his cart with hurricane supplies at Walmart, “just in case.” The Sullivan's Island resident had water, radios, snack bars, raisins, and chips.



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South Carolina governor, Henry McMaster estimates some 1 million people,  will be affected by the evacuation order.



“I have a family of five with three kids,” he told the newspaper. “I’m not planning to go anywhere. If it starts looking worse, we will head out of town.”

Propane, batteries and generators were also popular items. A shipment of generators arrived at a Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Monday after the store ran out Sunday.

Several colleges and universities in the state also announced they have canceled classes beginning on Tuesday, including the College of Charleston, the University of South Carolina, and Coastal Carolina.

Coastal Carolina also said it was moving its football game against Campbell University from Saturday to Wednesday at 2 p.m., and it will be played in Buies Creek, North Carolina, instead of Conway, South Carolina.

The University of South Carolina had not made a decision on Saturday's home game against Marshall University, The State reported.

High schools near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, announced their Friday night football games would be canceled, the Sun reported.