98. One or several employers’ associations and one or several union associations belonging to the same sector of activity may make an agreement establishing a joint sector-based association on occupational health and safety. Only one sector-based association may be established for one sector of activity.
A sector-based association must be administered by a board of directors composed, in equal numbers, of representatives of the employers’ associations and representatives of the union associations.
An agreement must contain all the components prescribed by regulation, particularly a procedure for the settlement of disagreements. The agreement comes into force on the approval of the Commission.