78. The associations of employees referred to in paragraph 1 of section 73 may agree to designate one of their number to represent the employees to be included in a new bargaining unit if each of those associations is already certified for some of those employees.
If the associations filed a petition for certification in accordance with section 76, they may agree to have one of their number certified to represent the employees to be included in a new bargaining unit, or to merge into a single association to represent those employees.
The agreements are evidenced in writing.
An agreement under the first paragraph is sent to the Administrative Labour Tribunal before the expiry of the 110-day time limit for filing a petition specified in the second paragraph of section 76 or any extension granted by the Tribunal under that paragraph. An agreement under the second paragraph is sent to the Administrative Labour Tribunal within 10 days after the expiry of the applicable time limit.
2003, c. 25, s. 78; 2015, c. 15, s. 237.