Cruise Ship Petition (UK)

Cruise Ships: Stop using Flags of Convenience

This petition is now closed.

End date: Mar 31, 2017

Signatures collected: 232

Signature goal: 1000

232 signatures

If you are a UK resident please sign our petition which will automatically send an email to John Hayes MP, the Minister of State for Maritime issues. You will receive an automatic response from his constituency office, however the email is addressed to him as the Minister, so we would expect a reply from him as such, in due course.

If you are not a UK resident we are also sending a petition to major cruise ship companies and hope to have 1,000 signatures by the end of the year.

Dear John Hayes MP, UK Minister of State for Maritime,

I am writing to you, as the Minister responsible for Maritime issues, because I am concerned about the use of Flags of Convenience in the cruise ship industry. Companies such as Carnival and Royal Caribbean are either partly UK owned or target UK tourists. Therefore it is our business if they are using flags of convenience to circumvent tax and employment rights.

I am sure you will agree that cruise ships, like all companies, must be subject to proper regulation. Currently the cruise ship industry is poorly regulated, which results in damage to the environment,  unfair employment practices and curtails real benefits to local destinations. 

We ask that you find a way to stop Flags of Convenience, and to work with international organisations to create a cruise industry regulated by negotiated trade union agreements, that are based on respect for basic human rights and a fair wage.

We urge you to put pressure on the industry immediately to minimise the environmental impact of their vessels, pay fair prices for the goods and services they commission, offer fair employment to all their staff, and be open and transparent about their operations.

UK tourists deserve greater transparency over all aspects of cruise holidays and there is a clear role and responsibility  for government to play in this regard.

Thank you

Latest Signatures
232Tricia RutterEpsomUKDec 16, 2016
231Jonathan MayNov 02, 2016
230Deborah Conway-ReadAmershamUnited KingdomNov 02, 2016
229Linda Cockburn Guiseley UKNov 02, 2016
228Anali Ambani BaruahLondonUnited KingdomOct 19, 2016
227Natasa DenicljubljanaSloveniaOct 06, 2016
226Vincent BentleySep 26, 2016
225Constantin SchaafSep 23, 2016
224Elvira Sintes Martí CastellgalíSpainSep 19, 2016
223Andreu QuintanaWatfordUKSep 19, 2016
222Zoe CopeSep 14, 2016
221Paul PogbaChinaUnited KingdomSep 14, 2016
220Alysha CrosbieUnited KingdomSep 08, 2016
219Wendy DriverTwickenhamUnited KingdomAug 30, 2016
218Sue OckwellTwickenhamUnited KingdomAug 26, 2016
217Katie ShawChipperfieldUnited KingdomAug 22, 2016
216Christine HarbottleTavistockUnited KingdomAug 20, 2016
215Lynn SargentusAug 05, 2016
214Jenny GillettTauntonUnited KingdomJul 31, 2016
213reidar ørenhemsedalNorwayJul 27, 2016
212Liz WilliamsIsle of SkyeUnited KingdomJul 25, 2016
211Ros TwinnTavistockUnited KingdomJul 23, 2016
210Gavin MarkhamEnfieldUnited KingdomJun 29, 2016
209Mary MulveyJun 28, 2016
208Tania WheatcroftLewesUnited KingdomJun 28, 2016
207Catherine Mack LondonUnited KingdomJun 28, 2016
206Hugh SomervilleCookhamUKJun 27, 2016
205Philippa DrewLondonUnited KingdomJun 26, 2016
204Steve WatsonJun 25, 2016
203Ellie HajeeJun 22, 2016
202Tracey PowellMortimerJun 22, 2016
201Sue DobsonUnited KingdomJun 22, 2016
200Margaret WalmsleyThornton CleveleysUnited KingdomJun 22, 2016
199Chris JacobsNr LoughboroughUnited KingdomJun 22, 2016
198Frances MiddletonNorwichUnited KingdomJun 22, 2016
197Elizabeth WraggJun 22, 2016
196loris EPISBasingstokeUnited KingdomJun 21, 2016
195ISOBEL STOKESHighgate VillageUnited KingdomJun 21, 2016
194Lea MüllerZurichSwitzerlandJun 21, 2016
193Marie-Jose VervestWoerdenThe Netherlands Jun 21, 2016
192Hans Rudolf GrueblAnsfeldenAustriaJun 21, 2016
191Teresa CouceiroLondonUnited KingdomJun 20, 2016
190Gloria SmithWembley ParkUnited KingdomJun 20, 2016
189Annie TaylorSouthamptonUKJun 20, 2016
188Jeannette WarrChichesterUnited KingdomJun 20, 2016
187Sara MillardSheefieldUnited KingdomJun 20, 2016
186deb sperringbrightonukJun 20, 2016
185Simon AlbertJun 20, 2016
184Amanda JacobsLondonUKJun 19, 2016
183Jenny LindvallJun 19, 2016


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