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December 11th, 2020

Itf Agreement 2019

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. Although crew salaries are good – the base rate for ab and captain is USD 1,364 and 9,360 DOLLARS respectively, Filipino, Greek and Romanian crew members do not have guarantees of decent terms of employment due to a lack of collective agreement on board. Previously, m/v Star Masaya was subject to the collective agreement, but the document expired on March 31, 2019. The Greek company Sitinas Shipping Co has not renewed the contract. The absence of a collective agreement between the union and the employer means a lack of control and other instruments that protect the interests of the crew members. The only guarantee for sailors working on a convenience-flag ship is a collective agreement signed with the trade union organization because it guarantees high wages, one-off wages, the right to a demand for union work and other important social guarantees. “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. 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. 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. The undersigned union is normally originally from the country where the ship`s advantageous shipping company is headquartered.

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