Cruise Ships: Stop using Flags of Convenience
This petition is now closed.
End date: Mar 31, 2017
Signatures collected: 232
Signature goal: 1000
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.
|232||Tricia Rutter||Epsom||UK||Dec 16, 2016|
|231||Jonathan May||Nov 02, 2016|
|230||Deborah Conway-Read||Amersham||United Kingdom||Nov 02, 2016|
|229||Linda Cockburn||Guiseley||UK||Nov 02, 2016|
|228||Anali Ambani Baruah||London||United Kingdom||Oct 19, 2016|
|227||Natasa Denic||ljubljana||Slovenia||Oct 06, 2016|
|226||Vincent Bentley||Sep 26, 2016|
|225||Constantin Schaaf||Sep 23, 2016|
|224||Elvira Sintes Martí||Castellgalí||Spain||Sep 19, 2016|
|223||Andreu Quintana||Watford||UK||Sep 19, 2016|
|222||Zoe Cope||Sep 14, 2016|
|221||Paul Pogba||China||United Kingdom||Sep 14, 2016|
|220||Alysha Crosbie||United Kingdom||Sep 08, 2016|
|219||Wendy Driver||Twickenham||United Kingdom||Aug 30, 2016|
|218||Sue Ockwell||Twickenham||United Kingdom||Aug 26, 2016|
|217||Katie Shaw||Chipperfield||United Kingdom||Aug 22, 2016|
|216||Christine Harbottle||Tavistock||United Kingdom||Aug 20, 2016|
|215||Lynn Sargent||us||Aug 05, 2016|
|214||Jenny Gillett||Taunton||United Kingdom||Jul 31, 2016|
|213||reidar øren||hemsedal||Norway||Jul 27, 2016|
|212||Liz Williams||Isle of Skye||United Kingdom||Jul 25, 2016|
|211||Ros Twinn||Tavistock||United Kingdom||Jul 23, 2016|
|210||Gavin Markham||Enfield||United Kingdom||Jun 29, 2016|
|209||Mary Mulvey||Jun 28, 2016|
|208||Tania Wheatcroft||Lewes||United Kingdom||Jun 28, 2016|
|207||Catherine Mack||London||United Kingdom||Jun 28, 2016|
|206||Hugh Somerville||Cookham||UK||Jun 27, 2016|
|205||Philippa Drew||London||United Kingdom||Jun 26, 2016|
|204||Steve Watson||Jun 25, 2016|
|203||Ellie Hajee||Jun 22, 2016|
|202||Tracey Powell||Mortimer||Jun 22, 2016|
|201||Sue Dobson||United Kingdom||Jun 22, 2016|
|200||Margaret Walmsley||Thornton Cleveleys||United Kingdom||Jun 22, 2016|
|199||Chris Jacobs||Nr Loughborough||United Kingdom||Jun 22, 2016|
|198||Frances Middleton||Norwich||United Kingdom||Jun 22, 2016|
|197||Elizabeth Wragg||Jun 22, 2016|
|196||loris EPIS||Basingstoke||United Kingdom||Jun 21, 2016|
|195||ISOBEL STOKES||Highgate Village||United Kingdom||Jun 21, 2016|
|194||Lea Müller||Zurich||Switzerland||Jun 21, 2016|
|193||Marie-Jose Vervest||Woerden||The Netherlands||Jun 21, 2016|
|192||Hans Rudolf Gruebl||Ansfelden||Austria||Jun 21, 2016|
|191||Teresa Couceiro||London||United Kingdom||Jun 20, 2016|
|190||Gloria Smith||Wembley Park||United Kingdom||Jun 20, 2016|
|189||Annie Taylor||Southampton||UK||Jun 20, 2016|
|188||Jeannette Warr||Chichester||United Kingdom||Jun 20, 2016|
|187||Sara Millard||Sheefield||United Kingdom||Jun 20, 2016|
|186||deb sperring||brighton||uk||Jun 20, 2016|
|185||Simon Albert||Jun 20, 2016|
|184||Amanda Jacobs||London||UK||Jun 19, 2016|
|183||Jenny Lindvall||Jun 19, 2016|