A lockout would be when management prohibits access to campus and its resources by members of the Association. This would include: our offices, labs, the library, all campus-based digital resources, food services, and even washrooms. Job Action preparedness allows us to be ready to respond if we are locked-out. Lockouts are rare in the Canadian post-secondary context, but have happened.
If Management locks us out, the existing Collective Agreement would be null and void. We can only avoid this if we have a strong vote from our membership supporting a strike. With a strong strike vote, we can preempt being locked out by going on strike.