Status of the Artist Act
28 (1) Where the Tribunal is satisfied that an artists’ association that has applied for certification in respect of a sector is the most representative of artists in that sector, the Tribunal shall certify the association.
Marginal note:Period of certification
(2) Certification is valid for a period of three years after the date that the Tribunal issues the certificate and, subject to subsection (3), is automatically renewed for additional three year periods.
Marginal note:Extension of period of certification
(3) Where, in the three months immediately before the date that the certification or renewed certification of an artists’ association is to expire, an application for certification in respect of the same or substantially the same sector, or an application for revocation of certification, is filed, the period of validity of the association’s certification is extended until the date that the application is accepted or rejected and, where it is rejected, renewal of the association’s certification takes effect from that date.
(4) The Tribunal shall keep a register of all certificates that it issues and of their dates of issue.
Marginal note:Effects of certification
(5) After certification of an artists’ association in respect of a sector,
(a) the association has exclusive authority to bargain on behalf of artists in the sector;
(b) the certification of any association that previously represented artists in the sector is revoked in so far as it relates to them; and
(c) the association is substituted as a party to any scale agreement that affects artists in the sector, to the extent that it relates to them, in place of the association named in the scale agreement or its successor.
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