ARTICLE 3 – Reservations of Management

 

ARTICLE 3 ‑ RESERVATIONS OF MANAGEMENT

 

3.01              Subject to the provisions of this Agreement, the control and direc­tion of the employees, including the right to hire, to suspend or discharge for just and sufficient cause, to advance or step back in classification, to reassign, to transfer, to promote, to demote, to lay off because of lack of work or for other legitimate reasons, is vested solely in the Company.

 

3.02              Any of the rights, powers or authority the Company had prior to the signing of this Agreement are retained by the Company, except those specifically abridged, delegated, granted or modified by this Agree­ment.

 

3.03              Article 3 shall not apply to detract from the right of an employee to lodge a grievance in the manner and to the extent herein provided.

 

3.04              No employee will be unlawfully interfered with, restrained, coerced or discriminated against by the Company on the grounds of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.