IMEC negotiates a number of local Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) based on the IBF Framework periodically agreed between JNG and ITF.
Local IBF agreements reflect necessary adaptations to local circumstances in different countries around the world and can be broadly classed as Beneficial Ownership CBAs and Manpower Supply CBAs. The use of a particular CBA is regulated by the relevant IBF Special Agreement (SPA) and the approach can vary greatly depending on which ITF affiliate holds negotiating rights for a particular vessel and signs the relevant IBF SPA
20+ Exclusively Negotiated agreements
IMEC negotiates 20+ local agreements with ITF affiliate unions and aims to provide a suitable solution for Members’ disparate needs in line with the ITF’s Mexico City Policy
Cost-Effective and respected
IBF CBAs and wage scales covering the principal shipowning and labour supply countries are consistently more cost-effective than any non-IBF equivalent whilst providing an enhanced level of ITF cover
Dispute Resolution and Secretariat Support
The IBF Dispute Resolution procedure ensures a structured dialogue with the ITF and its affiliates and inspectorate when disagrements or discrepancis arise. Employers have a voice!