To find out if your ship is covered by an ITF agreement, click Search 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. From time to time, the ITF will 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. When a shipowner signs an ITF contract, he agrees to: it is the legally binding document that binds the employer to the corresponding collective agreement (CBA) approved by the 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. 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. 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. This is the document that contains all the conditions of the crew employed on the ship. It sets rights such as salary (in the form of a pay scale), working time, etc. Use the links below or click on the corresponding documents on the right side of this screen to see texts from different ITF collective agreements. Ships flying the national or non-FOC flag may be covered by national agreements, but these are part of the local flag country union. IBF agreements (IBA) are only available to shipowners who are members of one of the shipping associations that make up the Joint Negotiating Group (JNG) who sit in the International Negotiation Forum (IBF) alongside the ITF.