25.1 Duration

This Collective Agreement shall be effective from January 1, 2016 and shall remain in force and effect up to December 31, 2020 and from year to year thereafter, but either party may, not less than thirty (30) days nor more than sixty (60) days prior to the expiry date hereof, give notice in writing to the other party to negotiate a revision thereof.

Notwithstanding the above, with consent of the parties, negotiations for a new Collective Agreement may commence six (6) months prior to the expiration of the current contract.

25.2 Previous Agreements

This Collective Agreement, and the addenda thereto, supersedes all previous agreements and letters of intent.

25.3 Previous Provisions

Nothing in this Collective Agreement shall affect any provisions or concessions already in existence which are more favorable to any employee than those contained in this Collective Agreement.

25.4 Conflicting Laws

If any provision of this Collective Agreement or of any collective agreement made in pursuance thereof is found to be contrary to the provisions of any law, now or hereafter enacted, this Collective Agreement will not be abrogated but it is subject to such amendments as may be necessary to bring it into conformity with the law. However, any contraventions will be addressed immediately by the parties.

25.5 Officers of the Employers – Titles

Throughout this Collective Agreement, titles of Officers of the Employer are interchangeable as deemed appropriate.