The conciliation officer informs the Minister of Labour that the union and the university have not reached agreement on a collective agreement during the conciliation process. While the Minister has the option at this point to appoint a Conciliation Board this practice is rare. As such, the conciliation officer asks the Minister of Labour to issue what is known as a “No Board” report. The 17th calendar day after the date of the No Board report becomes the “strike deadline” date – on or after that date, the union is legally allowed to call a strike, and the university is legally allowed to lock-out employees in the bargaining unit.
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