111.3. Notwithstanding paragraph d of section 22, certification may be applied for in respect of a group of employees of the public and parapublic sectors between two hundred and seventy days and two hundred and forty days before the date of expiration of a collective agreement or the document in lieu thereof.
This collective agreement or the document in lieu thereof is binding on the parties for its duration, notwithstanding the certification of a new association of employees. The new association is bound by that agreement as if it were named therein and it becomes ipsofacto a party to every proceeding relating to it in the place and stead of the former association.
A decision in respect of an application under the first paragraph must be rendered within the period comprised between the end of the period for filing an application for certification and the date of expiration of the collective agreement or document in lieu thereof. The second paragraph of section 39.1 applies to such a decision.
1978, c. 52, s. 4; 2001, c. 26, s. 59; 2015, c. 15, s. 135.