33. During the negotiation of a first group agreement, either party may apply to the Commission for the designation of an arbitrator if the intervention of the mediator has not been successful.
During the negotiation of any subsequent group agreement, the application for the designation of an arbitrator must be made jointly by the parties to the preceding agreement.
The arbitration award has the same effect as a group agreement.
The expenses and remuneration of the arbitrator shall be borne by the Commission.
1987, c. 72, s. 33; 1997, c. 26, s. 17.