41. The employers’ association and the sector-based employers’ associations are the agents of the employers for the purposes of negotiating, making and applying collective agreements under this Act.
The employers’ association is the sole agent of the employers as regards matters mentioned in section 61.1. In that respect, the employers’ association shall be given its mandates by the sector-based employers’ associations. It shall also provide them with assistance in labour relations matters.
A sector-based employers’ association is, for its sector, the sole agent of the employers as regards matters other than those mentioned in section 61.1. Each sector-based employers’ association may, however, entrust the employers’ association with a mandate to fulfil that function wholly or partly for its sector.
A condition of employment which only concerns the members of one of the representative associations must, to be negotiated, first be approved by the association concerned.
1968, c. 45, s. 8; 1973, c. 28, s. 5; 1975, c. 51, s. 3; 1993, c. 61, s. 21; 1995, c. 8, s. 18.