Division into Business Union Worsens

After the Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the banana growers' union of Costa Rica decided to leave UCCAEP, the Chamber of Construction has asked for the resignation of the president of the business leadership.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The board of directors of the Costa Rican Chamber of Construction (CCC) requested by means of a letter, which was sent on November 4, the immediate resignation of Gonzalo Delgado, president of the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of the Private Business Sector (UCCAEP).

See "Controversy in the Business Union Continues" and "Costa Rica: Breakdown in the Business Leadership"

The letter explains that "... The Board of Directors of the Costa Rican Chamber of Construction, unanimously, has agreed to request the immediate resignation of the position held as president of the Uccaep. If this resignation is not given no later than November 12 of this year, the Costa Rican Chamber of Construction, will resign as an active member of the Uccaep, until they have the necessary conditions to return."

Through a statement from UCCAEP dated November 4, Delgado said that "... I have always insisted that democratic processes must be respected and proof of this is that the agreements that have been taken within the Council have been transparent, are decisions of a group, not a person, always seeking the union and strengthening of the private sector."

"Delgado reiterates his openness and makes himself available to the Assembly, which elected him, for them to define the steps to follow in UCCAEP," the statement concludes.



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