4.01 The parties agree that the operations of the Employer entail working methods, hours and processes which are particular to it.
4.02 The parties further agree that it is the exclusive function of the Employer, subject to the provisions of this Agreement, to manage and control its operations, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, to:
(a) maintain order, discipline, and efficiency;
(b) hire, transfer, promote, classify, demote, layoff, assign work, and suspend or discharge Employees for just cause, and introduce new or improved methods or facilities;
(c) manage, control, continue, discontinue in whole or in part the Employer’s operations, and without restricting the generality of the foregoing, to determine the number of Employees, schedule of activities, kinds and locations of machines and processes to be used and the scheduling and conducting of clinics and deliveries and the determination of their locations.
4.03 These management rights shall be exercised in a manner consistent with the provisions of this Agreement and that is fair and reasonable.
4.04 Transfer of Work
Where the Employer finds it becomes necessary to transfer any work or functions performed by any Employees covered by this Collective Agreement to outside of the bargaining unit, the provisions of Section 43- Technological Change of the Trade Union Act would apply.
4.05 Contracting Out
The Employer shall not contract out work currently performed by members of the bargaining unit if, as a result of such contracting out, a layoff of any bargaining unit member occurs. A layoff being defined as per Article 24.01(a)(ii).