Please note that there are currently three types of collective agreements that have been approved by the ITF for shipowners employing Russian sailors. This is it: shipowners of course have free choice, but it must be kept in mind that most charterers ask that the ship be included in their transport contracts with an ITF contract. 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. 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. IMEC also coordinates the implementation of IBF agreements on behalf of its members through local negotiations. 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. As a result, no work or solidarity action will be taken against the shipowner in foreign ports. To apply, please complete the application form and return to: Hilary Ho.
The International Negotiation Forum (IBF) was established in 2003 as a mechanism for maritime employers, represented by the Joint Bargaining Group (JNG), and seafarers` unions, represented by the International Transport Workers` Federation (ITF), to negotiate the wages and terms of employment of seafarers used on vessels to which the ITF special agreements apply. Here is a summary of all the funds available to IMEC members. The 2020 Fund is now open to applications. The information can be downloaded here. The IBF 2020 Social Fund is open from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. In 2003, IMEC successfully negotiated that a portion of JNG members` contributions to the ITF`s aid, protection and protection fund would be donated to the IBF Solidarity Fund for this purpose. The JNG is made up of IMEC, the International Seafarer Management Association of Japan (IMMAJ), the Korean Shipowners Association (KSA) and Taiwanese company Evergreen, which coordinates the views of employers around the world. Applications for grants are made to allow seafarers to travel on board their ships to provide resources such as: IMEC members can apply for an 18% discount on money paid in 2019 to the ITF`s International Fund for Aid, Protection and Protection. Otherwise, the shipowner may find himself in the crosshairs of ITF inspectors around the world and suffer considerable financial and reputational losses in the event of a boycott and arrest.