2.1

This Agreement, unless modified by mutual consent, shall be in force and effect from and after January 1, 2015, up to and including December 31, 2017, and from year to year thereafter unless notice to negotiate revisions thereto is provided in writing.  Any revisions in this Agreement shall be provided effective the date of signing unless otherwise stated.

2.2

Either party may, not less than thirty (30) days and no more than ninety (90) days before the expiry date hereof, give notice in writing to the other party to negotiate revisions to this Agreement.  Unless otherwise mutually agreed, negotiations shall commence within sixty (60) days of the receipt of the notice.

2.3

No Resident involved in negotiations shall suffer any prejudice as a consequence of such involvement or activity in said negotiations.  A claim that any such prejudice has occurred will be dealt with at Stage 2 of the grievance procedure.