176.5. The Commission, after being seized of an agreement made under section 176.3, shall certify the association designated in the agreement.
If, however, the agreement concerns a bargaining unit in which at least 40% of the employees were not represented by a certified association on the date of the coming into force of the order, the Commission must ascertain the representativeness of the designated association by holding a vote by secret ballot before granting certification. The vote may be held using an electronic voting system. The choice of the electronic voting system and the rules respecting the conduct of the polling shall be determined by the Commission.
The Commission shall render a decision within 180 days after the date of the coming into force of the order.
2000, c. 27, s. 3; 2001, c. 25, s. 144; 2001, c. 26, s. 151.