Article 34: Strikes and Lock-outs

34.01 In addition to the expectation that Members are required to live up to their obligations and responsibilities under this Collective Agreement, the Parties agree that there shall be no form of strike, no concerted interruption of normal work performance and no form of lock-out so long as this Collective Agreement continues to operate.

34.02 As a means of continuing the services indicated in Clauses 34.03 and 34.04 after this Collective Agreement is no longer in force, the Parties agree to maintain, during any strike or lock-out, the Association-Board Committee.

34.03 In the event of a work interruption, lock-out or legal strike, Members who require access to University facilities in order to prevent irreparable damage (such as danger to human, plant or animal life or decomposable material) shall be granted such access, if their request is approved by the Association-Board Committee. If possible, requirements for such access shall be made known to the Association-Board Committee, prior to any such work interruption.

34.04 In the event of a legal strike or lock-out, the Board shall provide the Association-Board Committee with a list of essential services and with a list of Members it has nominated to carry out the services detailed in the Board’s list. Such Members, if they are willing and if the committee determines their services are essential, shall continue to work at such services, receiving a percentage of their regular salary and benefits equivalent to the percentage of their regular workload represented by such essential services.

34.05 No Member shall be subject to any disciplinary action for refusing to carry out the duties of an employee of the University who is on legal strike, or of one who is prevented from performing duties by a lock-out.

34.06 The Parties recognize that there may be broad civil and social actions, other than civil and social issues which are specific to Dalhousie University, called for by such established organizations as the Canadian Association of University Teachers and its affiliates, in which Members acting in good conscience feel they must participate. The Parties also concede that such actions must not disrupt the University’s functions. Subject to these considerations, no Member shall be disciplined in any way for participating in such actions. Any Member who alters the time or location of his or her regularly scheduled responsibilities because of such an action shall consult with his or her Chairperson, Director, Chief Librarian or other appropriate University officer, to assure the arrangements are suitable.