Ibf Agreement 2019
JNG spokesman Capt. Rajesh Tandon, who led the discussions, said: “The last 14 months have been particularly hard. The forum initially met in Tokyo last July, with the intention of ending on that date. However, it soon became apparent that neither side was able to move at that time. In the meantime, much work has been done, including concessions, to allay the Dockers` concerns, allowing the forum to renegotiate and reach a mutually acceptable agreement. Paddy Crumlin, ItF President, added: “Sailors and dockworkers face serious daily challenges and it is absolutely necessary that their needs be at the forefront of these negotiations. This may be a difficult time, but with mutual respect and collegiality, we have agreed together on a new agreement. IMEC also coordinates the implementation of IBF agreements on behalf of its members through local negotiations. The International Negotiation Forum, the largest maritime transport collective on industrial relations, concludes the final round of negotiations for the IBF 2019-2022 framework agreement. 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. The discussions culminated today in the signing of the framework agreement.
The terms of the agreement are now valid for a period of 4 years, with a review of salaries after 2 years. The main points of the agreement were: Dave Heindel, president of the ITF`s sailors` section, said: “We are committed to ensuring fair wages and safe working conditions for sailors and dockers around the world. It is important that we take this opportunity to draw on the experience of the existing agreement, to rethink its organization, clarify and simplify the language, and to reach a strong and viable agreement that will form the basis of our relationship in the years to come. At the end of the negotiations, JNG President Capt. Koichi Akamine said: “The fact that we have been able to renegotiate and conclude a new agreement with the current difficult market conditions is a testament to the IBF process and members representing both unions and employers. This builds the mutual trust and respect that both sides have gained over the past 15 years. 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. In 2019, IMEC members can apply for an 18% discount on funds paid to the ITF`s International Aid, Protection and Protection Fund. 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 large ones, think about their reputation and cover their ships with ITF-approved agreements, which improves the well-being of sailors and the support of both the SUR and the ITF. . . . Otherwise, the shipowner may be targeted by ITF inspectors around the world and suffer considerable financial and reputational losses due to boycotts and arrests. Representation Image – Credits: seafarerswelfare.com The 2020 Fund is now open to applications.