Article 31 — No Strike or Lockout

During the term of this Agreement:   

  1. No Registered Nurse shall engage in any strike, sit-down, sit-in, slow-down, cessation or stoppage or interruption of work, boycott, picketing or other interference with the operations of the Employer.
  2. The Union, its officers, agents, representatives and members, shall not in any way, directly or indirectly, authorize, assist, encourage, participate in or sanction any strike, sit-down, sit-in, slow-down, cessation or stoppage or interruption of work, boycott, picketing or other interference with the operations of the Employer or ratify, condone or lend support to any such conduct or action.
  3. In addition to any other liability, remedy or right provided by applicable law or statute, should a strike, sit-down, sit-in, slow-down, cessation or stoppage or interruption of work, boycott, picketing or other interference with the operations of the Employer occur, the Union, within twenty-four (24) hours of a request by the Employer, shall:
    • (a) Publicly disavow such action by the Registered Nurses;
    • (b) Advise the Employer in writing that such action by the Registered Nurses has not been called or sanctioned by the Union;
    • (c) Notify the Registered Nurses of its disapproval of such action and instruct the Registered Nurses to cease such action and return to work immediately;
    • (d) Post notices at Union bulletin boards advising that it disapproves such action, and instruct the Registered Nurses to return to work immediately.
  4. The Employer agrees that it will not lock out Registered Nurses.

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