2. The limit holder shall be deemed, for the purposes of chapters II and III, to be the employer of all the employees engaged in logging operations on his land except those engaged in highway transportation.
Nevertheless a labour commissioner may recognize an employers’ association as the representative of all the employers carrying on logging operations on the lands of a limit holder or on a specific portion of such lands; such association shall then be regarded as the employer in the manner above mentioned.
This section shall not apply to employees who are members of a cooperative carrying on logging operations.
R. S. 1964, c. 141, s. 2; 1969, c. 47, s. 3; 1969, c. 48, s. 2; 1977, c. 41, s. 1.