Nicaraguan teachers to receive solidarity bonus

NSCAG News | on: Friday, 27 June 2014

Nicaraguan teachers are to receive a solidarity bonus as part of the celebrations taking place to mark the National Day of the Teacher on 29th June. The Government has expressed its thanks to all teachers and expressed its gratitude to them not only for providing formal education to Nicaragua's read more



New labour code speeds up conflict resolution

NSCAG News | on: Thursday, 26 June 2014

The new Labour and Social Security Procedural Code (Law 815) introduced in Nicaragua in May 2013 has succeeded in reducing the backlog of cases waiting to be heard in the labour courts by 50%. The new Code allows for trials to be conducted orally and for workers to file read more



Health union celebrates 40 year anniversary

NSCAG News | on: Thursday, 26 June 2014

On 13 June, the Health Workers Union FETSALUD celebrated its 40th Anniversary. The union pledged to continue to work to provide all Nicaraguans with a quality public health service and reaffirmed its commitment to pay particular attention to families and communities. In addition to taking part in the celebrations, participants read more



Free Trade Zone exports triple since 2006

NSCAG News | on: Monday, 16 June 2014

According to Alvaro Baltodano, presidential advisor on investments, exports from Nicaragua’s free trade zones (FTZs) have increased from US$896 million in 2006 to US$2.56 billion in 2013. The majority of the factories are owned by North Americans, Central Americans, Mexicans, European, and Asians. Over 112,000 people are employed in the read more



Nicaraguan trade union leader addresses ILO Conference

NSCAG News | on: Thursday, 5 June 2014

Speaking at the recent International Labour Organisation conference, Jose Antonio Zepeda Lopez, General Secretary of teachers' union ANDEN, spoke of the model of social dialogue and consensus which has been introduced in Nicaragua by the Ortega government. He said that this model had allowed for a great deal of read more



Strengthening relationships of friendship and solidarity

NSCAG News | on: Monday, 2 June 2014

Commenting on her recent visit to the UK, hosted by UNISON’s West Midlands Region, Camila Mejia, member of the National Executive of the Nicaraguan health union FETSALUD, spoke of the importance of the visit in terms of strengthening friendship and solidarity with trade unions in her country. She said read more





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