34. Contracting Out

In order to recognize the interest of the Association’s members in job security, the Division agrees not to contract out services which are or have been performed by the employees of the Association where such contracting out would result in a reduction in membership within the Association, until:

(a)   the Division has provided to the Association four (4) months written notice of intent to contract out such services, including a report in reasonable detail outlining the nature of the proposed contracting out arrangement, the reasons for the proposed contracting out, the expected benefits, the options considered, and the expected impact on membership within the Association, and

(b)   the Association has had an opportunity to appear before the Board of Trustees to make representations with respect to the matter.