176.1. The purpose of this chapter is to ensure, in applying the Labour Code (chapter C-27), expeditious determination of bargaining units and certified associations following an amalgamation, to facilitate the resolution of difficulties arising, in particular, from the simultaneous application of conditions of employment that differ for the groups of employees of municipalities that ceased to exist on the amalgamation and to establish general rules concerning the negotiations and arbitration of disputes relating to the making of the first collective agreements to which the municipality resulting from the amalgamation is a party.
The provisions of the Labour Code apply with the necessary modifications to the extent that the provisions are not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter.
The Administrative Labour Tribunal, after being seized of an application for certification, and an arbitrator responsible for determining the content of a first collective agreement may, for the purposes of the decision or award they are to render, rule on any question arising from the application of the second paragraph.
2000, c. 27, s. 3; 2001, c. 26, s. 151; 2015, c. 15, s. 237.