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Costa Rican social security employees wait for their demands

San José, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Workers of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) are waiting for a response, from the Board of Directors to the demands that made them go into a street demonstration in defense of the autonomy of this public institution.

They are also demanding the non-privatization of services, a dialogue table with the directors to discuss the Public Employment Law and issues related to exclusive and excluding positions, another of the reasons for the protests.

In charge of Costa Rica’s social security, the Caja, as the entity is also known, administers two major insurances body: health and pensions, as well as coordinates and executes prevention and assistance programs for a large part of the population of this Central American nation.

The day before, more than 1,700 workers were on the streets responding to a call of their unions, to express their concern about the government’s statements on the alleged bankruptcy of the CCSS, the State’s economic debt with the institution and the possible privatization of its services.


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