3. Duration of Agreement

Subject to the provisions of the schedules herein mentioned, this Agreement shall come into force and take effect from the first day of July, A.D. 2014 and shall remain in full force until June 30th, 2018 and shall, thereafter, continue in effect from year to year unless either party gives to the other party by registered mail, notice of its intention to terminate or seek amendment of this Agreement. This notice shall be given during the month of April prior to the date of expiry of the term of the Agreement. If the parties to the Agreement mutually agree to commence negotiations before April in the year the Collective Agreement expires, notice to begin collective bargaining for all purposes of the Public Schools Act and this Collective Agreement is conclusively deemed to have been given on April 1st in that year.

During negotiations for renewal or amendment, the parties may agree to extend this Agreement for a specified length of time, but not indefinitely. Should the negotiations extend beyond the then current calendar year, or beyond a specified date agreed upon, either party may terminate this Agreement at any time upon thirty (30) days’ notice by registered mail to the other party. When the extended negotiations are completed the amended Collective Agreement shall be effective on the day following the expiry date of the previous Collective Agreement, except where stated otherwise.