Policy Statement on Members’ Rights During Strikes by Another Bargaining Unit
1. Where employees in another bargaining unit are on strike, academic staff members have the right to refuse to cross picket lines. Members who exercise this right shall not be subject to disciplinary action.
2. Members who choose to assist other employees by, for example, joining their picket lines or speaking in their support, shall not be subject to disciplinary action, threats, intimidation or harassment.
3. Members shall not perform the work of striking employees; nor shall they be expected to perform their own work in unsafe conditions.
Approved by Council, April 2001; revised November 2007.