Section 4-3. Election of working environment committees for stevedores

In ports where at least 15 employees are regularly employed in loading and unloading operations, a local working environment committee shall be established if one of the parties so demands. When calculating the number of employees, the rule set out in Section 3-7 second paragraph shall apply; however, everyone who works at least the same number of hours as the average for the permanent employees shall be included. The size of the committee shall be decided by agreement between the parties.
If the committee does not have representatives of all the employers, the employers with the greatest number of hours worked by stevedores shall have preferential rights.
A local union of which the majority of the stevedores are members may appoint the employees' representatives on the committee.
In connection with the establishment of working environment committees, the provisions of Section 7-1 of the Working Environment Act and Sections 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-5, 3-6, 3-7 and 3-15 of these regulations shall otherwise apply insofar as they are appropriate.