137.48. For the exercise of the Commission’s functions, duties and powers, the president may appoint labour relations officers charged with
(a) attempting to bring the parties to an agreement;
(b) ascertaining the representative character of an association of employees or its rights to be granted certification;
(c) conducting, at the request of the president of the Commission, or on their own initiative in matters referred to them, an investigation into an apprehended contravention of section 12, a survey or research on any matter relating to certification and the safeguarding or exercise of the freedom of association.
Those persons are also charged with exercising any other functions entrusted to them by the president.