23. An agreement must be evidenced in writing and any documents to which it refers must be attached to it. It must be signed by the parties and, if applicable, the conciliator, and is binding on the parties.
The agreement may be submitted to the Tribunal for approval at either party’s request. If no request for approval is submitted to the Tribunal within 12 months after the date of the agreement, the matter is terminated.
Despite the second paragraph, an agreement in a matter brought before the occupational health and safety division must be ratified by a Tribunal member to the extent that it is in accordance with law. The ratified agreement terminates the matter and stands as the Tribunal’s decision.