39. The arbitration award is binding on the associations that have been certified to represent the employees of the public transit operating authorities concerned, the committee, the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain and the Réseau de transport métropolitain.
If a collective agreement is in force, the award operates to amend the agreement. If the renewal of the collective agreement is being negotiated, the provisions of the award are, as of the date on which the award takes effect, deemed to form part of the last collective agreement. If a first collective agreement is being negotiated, the provisions of the award amend the applicable conditions of employment.