The private sector has denounced the government for not convening in the Legislative Assembly bills related to public employment that would eliminate some of the privileges given to public servants.
From a statement issued by the UCCAEP:
December 5, 2016.The Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Enterprises (UCCAEP), is denouncing the government because of the lack of projects related to public employment in the call records drawn up by the executive branch, for special sessions of the Legislature.
The project to build a mini city to house the offices of state entities, with a cost of $400 million, is facing opposition from the Varela administration.
The "Government City" project, which remained on paper for several years, was resuscitated during the Martinelli administration, with companies even being pre-qualifying for the work, although in the end it never actually materialized.Now the Varela government is arguing that it will not allocate budget funds to carry out the project.
The private companies should have to consider the risk posed to Costa Rica's business climate by the excesses of state union leaders.
Costa Rica's democratic traditions pale before the attempt made by a trade unionist to silence the media by threatening the safety of journalists.
An article in Crhoy.com quote statements made by the union member Fabio Chaves regarding the news in Costa Rican media revealing information about unacceptable privileges enjoyed by many officials, acquired against article 57 of the Constitution itself: "Wages will always be equal for equal work under identical conditions of efficiency."
"Civil service careers are influenced by arbitrariness, politicization, patronage, the search for private profit and patronage criteria and with posts being filling up with public servants who do not have the sufficient merits to perform their functions."
From a statement issued by the Salvadoran Foundation for Development (FUSADES), regarding the report The Civil Service and Patronage:
In Costa Rica civil servants earn on average 150% more than workers in the private sector, which contributes decisively to the growth of inequality and lowers the overall competitiveness of human resources.
"... State overregulation has made business legality a privilege that can only be accessed with economic or political power. "
In these countries, poor since time immemorial, state bureaucrats whose regular salaries allow them to live in a first world fantasy land have as their primary concern checking that things are done as they should be, that is to say, as they are done in the first world.
A year into its tenure, the government of Costa Rica has announced the formation of a joint committee to study a national plan for recycling and recovery of waste.
In another grim example of the difficulties faced by rulers in Costa Rica to make executive decisions on public works, existing plans - which are currently on hold, and will probably disappear - for investment in the waste management and recycling sector, including generating power from them, due to the fact that the current government has decided to start from scratch with the formation of a committee to "develop strategies" on the topic. As if there were not already enough information on his issue, and as if the respective participants and those responsible had not expressed themselves sufficiently in this respect. It is the same case with the commission on energy introduced by this government.
The Ministry of Economy and Finance in Panama is calling for expressions of interest for the project "Implementation of a Research and Virtual Documentation Centre for the Administrative Tribunal for Public Procurement ".
The objectives of this project are the transfer from a functional model of the Virtual Research Center focused on Contracts including technical specifications and state of the art features both in programming, software and hardware.
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