2.01 The Employer is the facility, the Nova Scotia Health Authority, provincial health-care centre or any other successor employer that employs Residents enrolled in the Dalhousie University Postgraduate Medical Education Program or the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program and includes Nova Scotia Health Authority; Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre for Children, Women and Families; New Brunswick Regional Health Authorities; and any other hospital/medical centre/community centre involved in the Dalhousie University Postgraduate Medical Education program.

2.02 The Nova Scotia Health Authority is the agent of each Employer for the purposes of bargaining, payroll and collective agreement administration.

2.03 Dalhousie University is not an Employer for the purpose of this agreement nor is it a party to this agreement and it is not bound to the terms and conditions of this agreement. Dalhousie University is signing this agreement for the sole and exclusive purpose of confirming that it is responsible for the academic component of the Postgraduate Medical Education program in accordance with the requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Canadian College of Family Physicians.

2.04 Each Employer appoints the Director of Employee and Labour Relations at the Nova Scotia Health Authority as the administrator of this Agreement for the Employer.

2.05 Residents are postgraduate medical doctors who have been accepted for residency training by Dalhousie University and who are involved in a university-operated educational program.

2.06 For greater clarity, the terms “Resident” and “Residents” in this Collective Agreement include, but are not limited to, Residents funded through the Canadian Forces or a foreign government. All terms and conditions are deemed to apply except for any monetary or monetary related terms. It is understood that such terms of employment are subject to other related contracts with Dalhousie and/or with Residents. Maritime Resident Doctors will be responsible to collect dues from such Residents.

2.07 The Employer recognizes Residents’ dual status as employees of the teaching hospitals and students of Dalhousie University.

2.08 Maritime Resident Doctors is the negotiating representative with regard to remuneration, hours of work, working conditions, benefits and all other terms and conditions of employment for Residents who are enrolled in the Dalhousie University Postgraduate Medical Education program or the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program, subject to article 2.06.

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