48. Within 10 days after the making of a collective agreement applicable in its sector, a sector-based employers’ association shall file three true copies of the collective agreement and the schedules thereto at one of the offices of the Commission des relations du travail and shall publish a notice of the filing in two daily newspapers having general circulation in Québec. If the sector-based employers’ association fails to do so, the filing and publication may be effected by a representative association.
The Commission des relations du travail shall, without delay, transmit to the Commission de la construction du Québec one of the originals or of the certified copies of every collective agreement and the schedules thereto filed under the first paragraph, together with a certificate attesting the filing.
The sector-based employers’ association shall also transmit a copy or true copy of the collective agreement and the schedules thereto to the employers’ association.
The representative association and the employers’ association shall send a copy of the collective agreement to their members.
A collective agreement takes effect only on the date of filing.
The filing has retroactive effect to the date of coming into force of the collective agreement determined in the agreement. However, in no case may such date be prior to the date of the signing of the collective agreement.
This section applies also to any amendment to the collective agreement.
1968, c. 45, s. 15; 1969, c. 51, s. 98; 1973, c. 28, s. 9; 1973, c. 29, s. 1; 1992, c. 42, s. 7; 1993, c. 61, s. 32; 1995, c. 8, s. 30; 1998, c. 46, s. 108; 2001, c. 26, s. 161.