111.11. In no case may a party declare a strike or a lock-out unless twenty days have lapsed since the date on which the Minister received the notice provided for in section 50 of the Act respecting the process of negotiation of the collective agreements in the public and parapublic sectors and the party has given a prior notice of at least seven clear juridical days in writing to the Minister and to the other party, and to the council in the case of an institution, indicating when it intends to resort to a strike or to a lock-out.
Where the parties have reached an agreement on all of the clauses negotiated and agreed at the national level except salaries and salary scales, the twenty-day period after which a strike or lock-out may be declared shall run from the date of the agreement.
In no case may the seven days’ notice of strike or lock-out be renewed before the day indicated in the prior notice as the time when the party intended to resort to the strike or the lock-out.
Unless by agreement between the parties, no employer may change the conditions of employment of the employees who provide the essential services.
1978, c. 52, s. 4; 1982, c. 37, s. 13; 1984, c. 45, s. 34; 1985, c. 12, s. 90; 1992, c. 21, s. 375.