35. From the date of certification of a new association of employees following an integration of activities or an amalgamation of institutions, the integrating institution or the new institution resulting from the amalgamation and the association of employees newly certified under section 20 negotiate the matters defined as being the subject of clauses negotiated and agreed at the local or regional level by the Act respecting the process of negotiation of the collective agreements in the public and parapublic sectors (chapter R-8.2).
The parties have 24 months from the date on which the new association of employees is certified to agree on those clauses. Failing agreement within those 24 months on a matter that is the subject of clauses negotiated and agreed at the local or regional level, the institution must, in the ensuing 10 days, request the Minister of Labour to appoint a mediator-arbitrator to settle the disagreement, informing the association of employees of the request.
However, failing agreement, the parties may, during the first 12 months, jointly request the Minister of Labour to appoint a mediator-arbitrator to settle the disagreement. On the expiry of the first 12 months, either of the parties may make such a request to the Minister of Labour in the ensuing 12 months, informing the other party of the request.