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Section 16 Notice of Layoff or Discharge

Section 1. Employees shall not be discharged except for cause in which case a written statement of the cause shall be, upon request, submitted to the employee within two working days of such request.

Section 2. When layoff is necessary as a result of extended economic conditions or reduction of equipment, seniority as hereinafter defined shall be observed. This provision shall not preclude the loaning out of help in accord with existing agreement set forth by letter exchanged between the parties.

Section 3. An employee who has been regularly employed in the same establishment for a period of six (6) months or more shall be given one week’s notice of layoff, or in lieu thereof, at the Employer’s option, one week’s pay. All employees with less than 6 months employment will be notified of such layoff and there shall be at least one shift worked by said employee following the date of notification.

This notification shall not apply to an emergency condition caused by natural catastrophe, civil disobedience or power failure. An employee dismissed for cause shall not be entitled to notice or pay in lieu thereof.

Section 4. The Employer agrees to post a copy of any “shop rules” in each department.

Section 5. Accrued vacation pay shall be due and payable to employees upon their request who are on temporary layoff on the next scheduled payday.

Section 6. Any employee who has been regularly employed in the same establishment for a period of six (6) months or more desiring to terminate their employment shall give the Plant Superintendent of Printing Services two (2) week’s notice, and failing to do so shall forfeit all claim to but not exceeding five (5) days of pro rata of vacation pay that may have accumulated toward their next annual vacation, or Employer and employee may waive such agreement.