Since 2008, the IBF agreements have contained an element of funding with the initial title the Developing Economy Rating Fund, and then the Sep (Seafarers` Employ promotion) to be renamed during the IBF negotiations in 2009, to cover an expanded target for the use of the Fund. The undersigned union is normally originally from the country where the ship`s advantageous shipping company is headquartered. Often the crew homeland union also participates in the negotiations. The aim is to ensure that the agreement respects all national laws and customs and that crew members are able to become members of their national union. The IBF Seafarers Support Fund (formerly known as the Solidarity Fund) was created exclusively to support the well-being of seafarers aboard vessels covered by IBF conventions. The ITF TCC agreement is the most common type of ITF agreement. Most affiliated unions use the UNIFORM ITF TCC agreement. There are several other types of CBT agreements, all approved ITFs, that have been adopted by various affiliated unions around the world. Although they may vary slightly (mainly due to the requirements of their national legislation), they are all based on the TCC uniform itf and meet the minimum standards set by the ITF. When a shipowner signs an ITF agreement, he agrees: shipowners are of course free to choose, but it must be kept in mind that most charterers have the requirement to include the vessel with an ITF contract in their transport contracts. Today, all Russian shipping companies, not just larger ones, think about their reputation and cover their ships through itIF-approved agreements, which improves the well-being of sailors and supports both the SUR and the ITF. Type Agreement The ITF standard agreement is usually signed on the basis of conflict actions or if it is found that a company has broken a previous agreement.
This is the most expensive agreement for the ship`s owner. The IBF framework agreement has three main elements: social, professional and financial. The most important instrument for this partnership was the IBF – the International Negotiation Forum that brings together the ITF and international maritime employers, which make up the Joint Negotiating Group (JNG). In 1999, the ITF and IMEC began negotiating for the first time. Shortly thereafter, another shipping group, the International Mariners Management Association of Japan (IMMAJ), also began the dialogue. JNG was officially founded in 2003 and has since expanded to the Korean Shipowners` Association (KSA) and Taiwanese company Evergreen. When the ITF meets to negotiate with JNG, the resulting group is called the International Bargaining Forum (IBF). The IBF has internal objectives and regulations.
The IBF negotiations are separate from discussions on the ITF benchmark index and other itfs agreements. Please note that there are currently three types of collective agreements that have been approved by the ITF for shipowners employing Russian sailors. Behold: The IBF is unique. It offers the first and only truly comprehensive collective agreement. Industrial relations established by the ITF, IMEC and IMMAJ are currently unmatched everywhere. It is a legally binding agreement that sets the wages and working conditions of seafarers on board low-cost vessels in international trade. The IBF is a true symbol. It has helped all its parties to cooperate in reaching a new agreement for seafarers, for navigation and for the good of those involved. If the shipowner signs an agreement with the Russian Sailors` Union and respects it, for example. B paid in full and in due course to wages, it will avoid labour disputes and ITF demands.