4.01 The Employer recognizes the Union as the sole collective bargaining agent for the Employees covered by this Agreement. The Employer agrees to negotiate with the Union and its designated representatives in matters relating to conditions of employment, rates of pay and hours of work.
4.02 No Employee shall be required or permitted to make a written or verbal agreement with the Employer representative that may conflict with the terms of this Collective Agreement.
4.03 The Union recognizes the responsibility of its members to perform faithfully and diligently their respective duties for the said Employer, and at all times carry out their individual responsibilities according to the regulation, standards, directions, methods, policies and procedures as provided or established by the Employer.
4.04 Where in any provision of this Agreement a reference is made to the female gender, it shall also be read as reference to the masculine gender where the context requires.