Itf-Imec Ibf International Collective Bargaining Agreement

After the agreements are signed, PSU sends them to POEA for authentication. The feed provides the Agency/owners with 2 sets of agreements authenticated by the POEA for their file and for the ship`s file. 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. IMEC is the only international employer organization dedicated to maritime labour relations. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has offices in London, the UK and Manila in the Philippines and represents more than 220 shipping companies worldwide.

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. 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. 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 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. These are some of the current features of the IBF agreement: 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 framework agreement has three main elements: social, professional and financial.