Itf Collective Bargaining Agreement
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. At the request of the Star Masaya crew, ON FETO will provide The management of Sitinas Shipping Co with a notice inviting negotiations to sign a collective agreement approved by the ITF. We would like to add that in countries with high tax rates, shipowners use flags of convenience as a kind of refuge, because some open ship registries, if at all, have incomparably low mandatory payments. Very often, sailors operating on ships flying flags of convenience have no social rights or guarantees, although they are responsible for many tasks. That is why the International Transport Workers` Federation and its affiliated unions, including SUR, are fighting flags of convenience to cover all these vessels through collective agreements. To find out if your ship is covered by an ITF agreement, click Search this is the legally binding document that binds the employer to the corresponding collective agreement (CBA) approved by ITF. It indicates which CBA applies, there are the details of the covered ship and there is the data that the agreement is valid for /bis.
It states that the obligations of shipowners and the right of ITF representatives to access the vessel and verify compliance with the agreement are respected. When a shipowner signs an ITF agreement, he commits: Standard contract The ITF type contract is usually signed as a result 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. „We visited this ship in 2017, there was no collective agreement on board at that time,“ said Nikolai Soukhanov. On that date, SUR FETO sent a communication to the shipowner, which led to negotiations between the company and the Union of Seamens (JSU) and signed the collective agreement approved by the ITF. 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. Subsequently, seafarers covered by the collective agreement were better informed of their rights and guarantees. For example, all crew members are now aware of the amount of disability or death insurance – $104,000. The sailors confirm that the Japanese shipowner strictly respects the terms of the agreement. In addition, after the signing of the agreement, the interests of the Mayan crew of SDL are now represented and secured by the largest seafarers` union in the Asia-Pacific region, the ITF-affiliated JSU. The two ships – Star Masaya (Marshall Islands Pavilion, IMO 9166663) and SDL Maya (Panama Flag, IMO 9384784) – are under flags of convenience, but the crew of one of them is protected by the collective agreement approved by the International Transport Workers` Federation (ITF), and not the crew of other vessels. Recently, inspectors from the SUR Eastern Territorial Organization visited these vessels. Once again, they ensured that any vessel flying the flag of convenience was subject to a fair collective agreement. During this visit the m/v Star Masaya was under the load of coal in the port of Nakhodka, – Nikolai Sukhanov, the president of the SUR Far Eastern Territorial Organization said.