Striking teachers thank mediation Church of Costa Rica

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The leaders said the mediation of Catholics is vital for solutions, almost a month of strike (Photo: Reuters)

Teachers on strike on Monday highlighted the mediation of the Church to the government authorities in order to get answers and prompt solution to end the strike that began almost a month ago.
Representatives of an ecclesiastical institution led to a document that urges ministry to agree with the parties to end the strike, complete the backlog and resume classes this week.
Thus, Catholic educators assured that your problems will be solved. The president of the National Education Association, Gilberto Cascante, found the back of the church is vital in fighting for wage claim.
“What we were looking for was a guarantee that we were going to make those payments and the Church came to give us that confidence,” he said after thanking Cascante Catholics for their cooperation and guarantee.
The proposed Catholics is similar to that presented by educators on Wednesday to try to finalize an agreement with gobieno, later was not sure. Both provide for payment to teachers in any of the 27 regional offices of the Ministry of Public Education (MEP).
Also rule out the imposition of sanctions on those who participated in the strike, as well as the formation of a Special Committee of the MEP and the unions to analyze cases of wage problems not addressed.The guild has been unemployed for four weeks in the country for breaches of the payments for the months of January and February, as well as unjustified cuts in the salaries of some of them, a situation that affects about seven thousand educators.
“The presence of Monsignor José Rafael Quirós as guarantor we are very pleased that we are guaranteed to reach this agreement,” said for his part the Minister of Education, Sonia Marta Mora.
Meanwhile, deputy Social Christian Unity Party, Johnny Lewis, asked to investigate the former Minister of MEP, Leonardo Garnier, and other members of his team for cases of alleged illegal payments to teachers during his tenure (2006-2014).