327. A joint health and safety committee, or the equivalent, formed pursuant to the Industrial and Commercial Establishments Act (chapter E-15) or to a collective agreement becomes, from 22 October 1983, a health and safety committee established pursuant to this Act where
(1) the establishment in which it was formed employs more than twenty workers;
(2) the establishment belongs to a category of establishments identified by regulation pursuant to paragraph 22 of section 223 as establishments where a health and safety committee may be formed; and
(3) application is made in accordance with section 69.
Such a committee from that date enjoys the same rights and is subject to the same obligations as a health and safety committee established pursuant to this Act, in addition to any right, power or obligation, provided for in the collective agreement, that is more advantageous to the health, safety and physical well-being of the workers.