PREAMBLE. The parties agree that this article constitutes the method and procedure for a final and conclusive settlement of any dispute (hereinafter referred to as "the grievance") respecting the interpretation, application, operation or alleged violation of this Collective Agreement, including a question as to whether a matter is arbitrable.
PREAMBLE. The general purpose of this Agreement is to establish and maintain collective bargaining relations between the Hospital and the employees covered by this Agreement; to provide for ongoing means of communication between the Union and the Hospital and the prompt disposition of grievances and the final settlement of disputes and to establish and maintain mutually satisfactory wages, hours of work and other conditions of employment in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement. It is recognized that the employees wish to work efficiently together with the Hospital to secure the best possible care and health protection for patients.
PREAMBLE. The board of directors of Southwest has adopted, and the board of directors of Simmons has approved, this Agreement and declared that this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby are advisable and in the best interests of the Parties to this Agreement and their respective shareholders. This Agreement provides for the acquisition of Southwest by Simmons pursuant to the merger of Southwest with and into Simmons with Simmons as the surviving corporation. At the effective time of such Merger, the outstanding shares of capital stock of Southwest shall be converted into the right to receive a fixed amount of cash and a fixed number of shares of common stock of Simmons, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein. As an inducement for Simmons to enter into this Agreement, each of the directors of Southwest have simultaneously herewith entered into a Support and Non-Solicitation Agreement (each a “Support Agreement” and collectively, the “Support Agreements”) in connection with the Merger, in the form of Exhibit A hereto. The transactions described in this Agreement are subject to the approvals of the shareholders of Southwest and Simmons and applicable regulatory authorities and the satisfaction of certain other conditions described in this Agreement. It is the intention of the Parties to this Agreement that the Merger for federal income tax purposes shall qualify as a “reorganization” within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, and this Agreement is intended to be and is adopted as a “plan of reorganization” for purposes of Sections 354 and 361 of the Internal Revenue Code. Capitalized terms used in this Agreement and not otherwise defined herein are defined in Section 10.1 of this Agreement.
PREAMBLE. This Agreement entered into by the Board of Higher Education, hereinafter referred to as the Employer, and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 93, Local 1067, AFL-CIO, hereinafter referred to as the Union, will set forth procedures for the equitable resolution of grievances, the terms of employment with respect to wages and working conditions, and means by which the parties may consult periodically on mutually perceived problems and has as its purpose the promotion of harmonious relations between the Employer and the Union and the maintenance of a work environment where employees are treated with dignity, respect and civility.
PREAMBLE. 1.1 This Agreement entered into by Ramsey County, hereinafter referred to as the Employer, and Local #8, affiliated with Council 5 and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, hereinafter referred to as the Union, has as its purpose the promotion of harmonious relations between the Employer and the Union; the establishment of an equitable and peaceful procedure for the resolution of differences; and the establishment of rates of pay, hours of work and other conditions of employment.
PREAMBLE. The Governments of Brunei Darussalam, the Republic of Chile, New Zealand and the Republic of Singapore, (hereinafter referred to collectively as the “Parties” or individually as a “Party”, unless the context otherwise requires), resolve to: STRENGTHEN the special links of friendship and cooperation among them; ENLARGE the framework of relations among the Parties through liberalising trade and investment and encouraging further and deeper cooperation to create a strategic partnership within the Asia - Pacific region; CONTRIBUTE to the harmonious development and expansion of world trade and provide a catalyst for broader cooperation at international forums; CREATE an expanded and secure market for the goods and services in their territories; AVOID distortions in their reciprocal trade; ESTABLISH clear rules governing their trade; ENSURE a predictable commercial framework for business planning and investment; BUILD on their respective rights and obligations under the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization and other multilateral and bilateral agreements and arrangements; AFFIRM their commitment to the Asia – Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) goals and principles; REAFFIRM their commitment to the APEC Principles to Enhance Competition and Regulatory Reform with a view to protecting and promoting the competitive process and the design of regulation that minimises distortions to competition; BE MINDFUL that economic development, social development and environmental protection are interdependent and mutually reinforcing components of sustainable development and that closer economic partnership can play an important role in promoting sustainable development; ENHANCE the competitiveness of their firms in global markets; FOSTER creativity and innovation, and promote the protection intellectual property rights to encourage trade in goods and services among the Parties; STRENGTHEN their strategic economic partnership to bring economic and social benefits, to create new opportunities for employment and to improve the living standards of their peoples; UPHOLD the rights of their governments to regulate in order to meet national policy objectives; PRESERVE their flexibility to safeguard the public welfare; ENHANCE their cooperation on labour and environmental matters of mutual interest; PROMOTE common frameworks within the Asia – Pacific region, and affirm their commitment to encourage the accession to this Agreement by other economies; HAVE AGREE...
PREAMBLE. The purpose of this Agreement is to secure for the Board, the Union and the employees of the Board the full benefit of orderly and legal collective bargaining, and to ensure to the utmost extent possible the safety and physical welfare of the employees, economy of operation, quality and quantity of output and protection of property. It is recognized by the Agreement to be the duty of the Board and the Union and the employees to co-operate fully, individually and collectively for the advancement of said conditions. The Board and the Union agree to abide by the terms set out in this Agreement. The Union further agrees that it will at all times instruct its members to act in accordance with the terms contained in this Agreement. The Board agrees, in the exercise of the functions of Management, that the provisions of this Agreement will be carried out.