32. The Commission shall, where a petition for certification is referred to it, dispose of any matter relating to the bargaining unit and the persons contemplated by the bargaining unit ; the Commission may, for that purpose, modify the unit proposed by the petitioning association.
Only any association concerned and the employer are deemed interested parties as regards the bargaining unit and the persons contemplated by the bargaining unit.
The Commission shall also decide as to the representative nature of the petitioning association after investigating this question in any manner it thinks advisable, more particularly by calculating the membership of the petitioning association or holding a vote by secret ballot.
Only the employees included in the bargaining unit and the interested association of employees are considered interested parties in determining the representative nature of an association of employees.
1969, c. 48, s. 14; 1977, c. 41, s. 1; 1983, c. 22, s. 17; 1999, c. 40, s. 59; 2001, c. 26, s. 21.