Negotiations on the IBF framework agreement take place every two years. Once the framework agreement is negotiated, trade unions close to the ITF begin local negotiations with their country`s companies. These local negotiations lead to IBF agreements at the national level and sometimes at the enterprise level. Although fees may vary slightly, all IBF agreements must be within the agreed IBF framework for the period. IBF agreements are only available to JNG shipowners and can only be signed by trade unions linked to the ITF. Here are some of the current features of the IBF agreement: the ITF will sometimes sign an agreement directly with the shipowner. If you are covered by an ITF agreement, but there is no ITF-linked union in your home country, the ITF will represent you with the employer in business matters. 8,300 ships and 150,000 sailors are currently covered by the IBF agreements. The IBF has a litigation procedure to solve problems, for example.
B in terms of respecting or interpreting agreements. 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. Once the right to negotiate is unlocked and the PSU obtains the right to sign the agreements, the PSU, by admin, prepares the agreements (depending on the type) for the signing of the parties in Manila. To find out if your ship is covered by an ITF agreement, click Search If a shipowner signs an ITF agreement, he commits: 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. 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. Since 2008, the IBF agreements have contained a funding element with the initial title the Developing Economics 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.