68. Upon application of any of the parties, the arbitration officer on grievances may, if he considers it necessary, summon witnesses in writing.
A person so summoned who refuses to appear or testify may be compelled to do so as if he had been summoned in accordance with the Code of Civil Procedure (chapter C-25).
A summoned witness is entitled to the same taxation as witnesses before the Superior Court and to the reimbursement of travelling and living expenses incurred for such purpose. Such taxation is payable by the party who proposed such summons, but the person who receives his salary during such period is entitled only to the reimbursement of travelling and living expenses.
The arbitration officer on grievances may require from and administer the oath or solemn affirmation to a witness then under the immunity provided for in the second paragraph of section 11 of the Act respecting public inquiry commissions (chapter C-37).
1975, c. 51, s. 12; 1990, c. 4, s. 778.