IMEC members benefit from the normal work of the organisation and the flow of information and advice which result from it. In addition, IMEC negotiates with ITF on benefits which apply uniquely to IMEC members and members of the Joint Negotiating Group.
These benefits are made available in recognition of the fact that the JNG represents employers who have chosen to enter into negotiations rather than to have ITF agreements imposed on them.
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IBF crew contracts and wage scales covering the principal labour supply countries which are more cost-effective than the non-IBF versions
A special IBF Dispute Procedure to resolve issues arising on ships following visits from ITF port inspectors
An IBF version of the ITF Special Agreement which omits many of the more onerous administrative requirements
The issue by ITF of a "Green Card" to ships covered by IBF Agreements which identifies the ship as entitled to the privileges available through the IBF system
A reduction in the number of visits made to members ships by ITF inspectors
Access to grants from Seafarers' Employment Promotion Fund and IBF Welfare Fund
A dedicated e-mail address for IMEC members to contact the ITF Agreements Unit
ADVICE & ASSISTANCE
Advice and assistance from the IMEC secretariat about labour affairs wage negotiations
Option to sponsor cadets under the IMEC Enhanced Cadet Scheme