No Legal Certainty?

The court's pronouncement that declared legal the strike of the state fuel refiner and distributor in Costa Rica "has not been competent and introduces us into a very dangerous legal insecurity for national investment and the attraction of foreign investment."

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

From the statement of the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica:

Fuels are critical and Costa Rica must be defended as well

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018. The Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica is extremely concerned about the legality of the strike in RECOPE. This declaration threatens the legal security and the good progress of the country, its production, its citizens, its welfare.

1. The fuel used by ambulances to transport patients to hospitals is not essential.
2. The gas used by families, businesses and hotels for cooking and food is not essential.
3. The gas and bunker used by companies to continue operating and generating jobs is not essential in a country with an unemployment rate of more than 10%.
4. The fuel used in public transportation to take people to work, school, or medical appointments is not essential.
5. The fuel used by farmers to harvest and bring food to the Costa Rican table is not essential.
6. The fuel used by trucks to take products from factories to shops is not essential. So avoiding scarcity is not essential either.

The regrettable pronouncement of the court that issued the decision is nothing to be proud of and introduces us into a very dangerous legal insecurity for national investment and the attraction of foreign investment, leading to more unemployment and thus more poverty.

From the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica we strongly support the President of the Republic, Mr. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, in the actions he announced yesterday in response to the regrettable decision. We also support the law initiative presented by Deputy Carlos Ricardo Benavides that seeks to close hatches to decisions like yesterday's in the future; it is a law project that Representatives must support with patriotism, responsibility and decision.

The decision we heard yesterday threatens our right to work, to organize, to feed ourselves and to be healed.

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