A CBA is a collective bargaining agreement. This is a document that outlines the conditions of work for seafarers in a particular company. The conditions of work are negotiated between the company and the union.
The union signs the CBA on behalf of the seafarers and the company signs as the employer. Both parties agree to comply with the regulations set out in the agreement. Once the document is agreed and signed, the regulations within it become the rules for both employees and employers.
You can request the latest copy of your CBA here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your CBA explains your conditions of work, such as pay, hours of work and sick pay