21. Any association of employees comprising the absolute majority of the employees of an employer is entitled to be certified.
Such right shall avail all the employees of the employer or each group of the said employees which constitutes a separate group for the purposes of this code, according to the agreement between the employer and the association of employees, ascertained by the certification agent, or according to the decision of the labour commissioner.
Employees who are members of the Corporation professionnelle des techniciens dentaires du Québec as well as those contemplated in chapters A-12, A-21, A-23, B-1, C-15, C-48, D-3, I-9, I-10, M-8, M-9, N-2, O-6, O-7 and P-10 shall necessarily, together with persons admitted to the study of each profession, constitute a separate group.
A single employee may form a group for the purposes of this section.
Persons employed in the operation of a farm shall not be deemed to be employees for the purposes of this division unless at least three of such persons are ordinarily and continuously so employed.
The associations which were recognized by the Commission hydroélectrique du Québec or the City of Montréal on the 2nd of August 1969 to represent groups of persons comprising, in whole or in part, managers, superintendents, foremen or representatives of their employer in its relations with its employees and which, on such date or during the year preceding such date, were, with respect to them, signatories of a collective labour arrangement, shall from the 17th of July 1970 be certified associations with respect to them as if certification had been granted by a labour commissioner.
R. S. 1964, c. 141, s. 20; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 50, s. 2; 1969, c. 47, s. 9; 1969, c. 48, s. 9; 1970, c. 33, s. 1; 1971, c. 44, s. 1; 1973, c. 43, s. 242; 1977, c. 5, s. 14, s. 229; 1977, c. 41, s. 1.