ARTICLE 7 - Existing Practices

7:01  Subject to the provisions of this Agreement, the Board of Governors undertakes to continue recognized existing practices with respect to terms and conditions of employment.  The Board of Governors, however, after due notice and on reasonable and necessary grounds expressed in writing, may alter such practices.  The decision of the Board of Governors to alter such practices shall be subject to the grievance and arbitration procedures established by this Agreement for the purpose of determining whether such alteration was justified on reasonable and necessary grounds.  Existing practices mean practices with respect to terms and conditions of employment which are reasonable, certain, known, in force at the date of the commencement of this Agreement or during the preceding academic year.

7:02    The onus of establishing an existing practice within the meaning of clause 7:01 shall rest on the party or person who alleges the existence of such existing practice.

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