SOS President Kam Soon Huat called on shipping companies to speed up the change of personnel and take this opportunity to use the Seacare Hotel`s SSS-E vouchers to house seafarers. When a shipowner signs an ITF contract, he agrees to: it is the legally binding document that binds the employer to the corresponding collective agreement (CBA) approved by the ITF. It indicates which CBA applies, there are the details of the covered ship and there is the data that the agreement is valid for /bis. It states that the obligations of shipowners and the right of ITF representatives to access the vessel and verify compliance with the agreement are respected. SSS is a system that provides accommodation and services to SOS members, international sailors and the maritime community. SOS CBA covers all categories of sailors, with the exception of officers. For shipping companies without collective agreements with SOS, the SOS will sponsor three meals a day for its crew staying at the Seacare Hotel. 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. The Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) shipping union has provided more than $1.5 million to cover accommodation and catering costs for seafarers at the Seacare Hotel in the middle of the Covid 19 situation. This non-negotiable agreement, also known as the FFA, is designed by the International Transport Federation (ITF). This agreement is signed between shipowners, Singapore Maritime Officers` Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS). 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. To find out if your ship is covered by an ITF agreement, click Search The undersigned union is normally from the country where the ship`s advantageous shipping company is located.