(1) No person may declare, authorize or participate in a strike of city employees except as expressly permitted under section 2.888 of this Code. Persons striking under section 2.888 of this Code shall terminate the strike immediately upon order of the hearings official to do so.
(2) When it is alleged in good faith by the city that a person has declared, authorized or participated in a strike of city employees in violation of this Code, the city may petition the hearings official for a declaration that the strike is or would be in violation of this Code and for issuance of an order to terminate the strike.
(3) City employees employed in police and fire services may not strike. Twenty (20) days after receiving the factfinding decision involving a bargaining unit consisting of city employees employed in police and fire services as provided in section 2.888 of this Code, the factfinding selection shall become a binding arbitration award if no exceptions to the decision have been filed in Circuit Court.