ARTICLE 51 - No Strikes or Lock-Outs

51:01          The Association shall not call, cause or authorize, nor will any member take part in any strike so long as this Agreement continues to operate.  In the event of an actual or impending breach of this Article 51 by a member or members, the Association shall forthwith advise its members of their obligation under this Article.  The University shall not call, cause, authorize or sanction a lock-out so long as this Agreement continues to operate.

51:02          No member is under an obligation to carry out the duties of any University employee engaged in a strike, nor shall she/he be subject to disciplinary action for failing to do so.

51:03          (a)       In the event that a member exercises her/his right to recognize a strike of another University bargaining unit, it will be the responsibility of the member to inform her/his Head (where available) and the Dean, or the Associate University Librarian, as appropriate, of the workload assignments that will not be performed and the amount of time that will be lost by the member during the strike.

(b)       The time lost during the strike shall be without pay based on a pro-ration of the member's Normal Salary.

(c)       Should the member desire to make up such lost time, a plan which outlines how the work is to be made up may be submitted to her/his Head, or Associate University Librarian, as appropriate, with a copy to the Dean or University Librarian, as appropriate.

(d)       In the case of librarian members such a plan may be recommended by the Associate University Librarian to the University Librarian for approval or, in the case of all other members, may be recommended by her/his Head to the Dean for approval.

(e)       Once a plan, approved by the Dean or University Librarian, as appropriate, has been implemented the member’s lost pay shall be restored and paid.

(f)        The member shall have the option to return to work at any time during the strike. It will be the responsibility of the member to notify the Head (where available) and the Dean, or Associate University Librarian, as appropriate, if and when she/he returns to work and at this time, normal pay shall resume.