Association Rights & Activities

10.01 Maritime Resident Doctors will notify the Director of Human Resources at the Nova Scotia Health Authority in writing of the names of Maritime Resident Doctors’ officers and representatives for the purpose of the administration of this Agreement.

10.02 The Employer shall continue its practice of allowing Maritime Resident Doctors to have access to hospital services such as, but not limited to, catering and videoconferencing, subject to availability, and charging Maritime Resident Doctors for those services.

10.03 (a) Representatives of Maritime Resident Doctors shall be entitled to carry out their functions under this Agreement including the investigation and processing of grievances, attendance at meetings with management, participating in negotiations, conciliation and arbitration. Representatives of Maritime Resident Doctors shall not suffer a loss of pay, vacation or other benefits for time spent in negotiations, in the investigating and processing of grievances, or attendance at meetings with management, conciliation or arbitrations.

10.03 (b) Representatives of Maritime Resident Doctors shall be entitled to participate on boards, committees and liaison positions for organisations/associations that have an impact on Resident education, well-being, advocacy, and clinical duties. These organisations include, but are not limited to, Maritime Resident Doctors, Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC), RCPSC, CFPC, Provincial Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons, CaRMS, AFMC, MCC, Provincial Medical Societies, and Dalhousie University. Entitlement to participation will be subject to the ability of the representative to meet pedagogical requirements, as determined by the Resident’s Program Director, but permission will not be unreasonably withheld. Representatives of Maritime Resident Doctors shall not suffer a loss of pay, vacation or other benefits for time spent in these activities.

10.04 Where facilities permit, the Employer will, upon request by Maritime Resident Doctors, provide adequate and visible bulletin board space for the posting of notices and space at each site where Residents are employed for the placement of literature respecting the election of Maritime Resident Doctors officials, meeting dates, news items, social and recreational affairs. Other subject matter may be posted on bulletin boards provided that the facility’s applicable policies for the display of materials are followed. Either party may raise concerns pertaining to bulletin boards and the parties shall then endeavour to achieve a mutually satisfactory resolution and such matters shall not be the subject of a grievance.

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