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Collective Bargaining Agreement For Filipino Seafarers

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. At the request of the Star Masaya crew, ON FETO will provide The management of Sitinas Shipping Co with a notice inviting negotiations to sign a collective agreement approved by the ITF. B. If the sailor continues to serve on the same vessel by mutual agreement, this service will be treated as a new contract. The sailor is only entitled to a salary. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) exercises initial and exclusive jurisdiction over the law and decision of disciplinary action in administrative cases involving violations of recruitment laws, rules and rules involving Filipino employers, contracting entities, contractors and sailors. To find out if your ship is covered by an ITF agreement, click Search 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. 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. B. In the event of a partial loss, the amount is agreed between the two parties, but by no means to exceed the Philippine currency by two thousand dollars ($2,000).