45. Where the parties agree thereto in writing, a dispute is referred to an arbitrator or a council of arbitration composed of three members, including a chairman.
If the dispute concerns one or several matters listed in section 61.1, the agreement relating to arbitration must be made by at least three associations whose representativeness is over 50% in the sector and by the employers’ association entrusted with a mandate for that purpose by at least two sector-based employers’ associations whose representativeness is over 50%. If the dispute concerns other matters, the agreement relating to arbitration must be made by at least three associations whose representativeness is over 50% and by the sector-based employers’ association of the sector concerned.
The agreement may provide for the appointment of the arbitrator or of the members of the council of arbitration, determine the fees and expenses to which they are entitled and provide for the apportionment of those fees and expenses among the parties to the agreement. A copy of the agreement shall be sent to the Minister without delay.
The Minister may decide any matter referred to in the third paragraph that has not been settled by the agreement and shall inform the parties without delay. The Minister’s decision binds the parties and shall be executed as if it formed part of the agreement.
1968, c. 45, s. 12; 1973, c. 28, s. 6; 1975, c. 51, s. 5; 1979, c. 2, s. 19; 1993, c. 61, s. 27; 1995, c. 8, s. 26; 1998, c. 46, s. 102; 2011, c. 30, s. 34.