8. Subject to the Forest Act (chapter F-4.1), the logging operator or the owner of any land where logging operations are carried on must allow any representative of an association of employees holding a permit issued by the labour commissioner general in accordance with the regulations made for such purpose under section 138 to pass thereon and to have access to the living quarters of the employees.
The operator must supply such representative with food and shelter at the price fixed for the employees by regulation under the Act respecting labour standards (chapter N-1.1).
On the written application of an employee, he shall advance him the sum required as first dues to an association of employees, provided that such employee has that amount to his credit.
The written authorization given by any employee to withhold from his salary the above amount constitutes a payment within the meaning of subparagraph c of section 36.1; the employer must remit to the association indicated, within the following month, the amounts so withheld accompanied with a memorandum of the list of names.
This section does not apply to the logging operation carried on by a farmer or a settler on his own property.
R. S. 1964, c. 141, s. 8; 1969, c. 47, s. 4; 1969, c. 48, s. 3; 1977, c. 41, s. 4; 1979, c. 45, s. 149; 1986, c. 108, s. 244.