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Once the agreements are signed, PSU forwards them to POEA for authentication. PSU makes available to the Agency/owner two sets of poea authenticated agreements for its file and for the maritime file. The IBF Framework Agreement has three main elements: social, professional and financial aspects. Occasionally, the ITF signs an agreement directly with the shipowner. If you are covered by an ITF agreement but there is no ITF member union in your home country, it represents you before the employer in matters of business. These are some of the current features of the IBF agreement: 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 of which have been approved by the ITF and have been taken over by different 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 single CBT-CBT and meet the established minimum standards for ITF. The IBF Seafarers` Support Fund (formerly known as the Welfare Fund) was established exclusively to support the well-being of seafarers on board ships covered by the IBF agreements. When a shipowner signs an ITF agreement, he commits: 8,300 ships and 150,000 seafarers are currently covered by IBF agreements. The IBF has a dispute resolution procedure to resolve issues, for example.
B as regards compliance with or interpretation of agreements. The IBF is unique. It is the first and only truly global collective agreement. The industrial relationships established by ITF, IMEC and IMMAJ are currently unmatched. It is a legally binding agreement that sets out the wage and working conditions of seafarers on board flag ships of convenience in international trade. The IBF is a true emblem. It has helped all its parties to cooperate to reach a new agreement for seafarers, for maritime transport and for the benefit of the parties concerned. Since 2008, the IBF agreements have contained a funding element that was originally titled the Developed Ecconomy Rating fund and was later renamed the Seafarers` Employment Promotion (FUND) during the IBF negotiations in 2009, to include an expanded target for the use of the Fund. . .