Cruise Ship Petition (international)

Cruise Ship Companies - Stop using Flags of Convenience

This petition is now closed.

End date: Mar 31, 2017

Signatures collected: 120

Signature goal: 1000

120 signatures

carnival_hawaii1We are aiming to generate 1,000 signatures by the end of the year, which we will then send to the 5 largest cruise ship companies, Carnival Corporation & plc, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Star Cruises, MSC Cruises and Celestyal Cruises. If you are a UK resident you can also sign our petition to John Hayes MP, the UK’s Minister of State for Maritime.

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To Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Star Cruises, MSC Cruises and Celestyal Cruises

We, the undersigned, are concerned that cruise ship companies are using flags of convenience to circumvent tax and employment rights. We believe 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 are particularly concerned about the poor working conditions for many employees on board, including long hours, low pay and harsh working conditions. 

We call upon all cruise ship companies to stop using Flags of Convenience and to work with international organisations to create a cruise industry regulated by negotiated trade union agreements, which are based on respect for basic human rights and a fair wage.

We also demand that the cruise ship industry immediately reduces 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.

We will urge tourists to avoid going on a cruise until the industry improves its employment practices, environmental impact and is open and transparent about its operations.

Latest Signatures
120Birgit TrauerAustraliaDec 17, 2016
119Tracey PowellUnited KingdomDec 17, 2016
118Joanne ElliottUKDec 17, 2016
117Tricia Rutter UKDec 16, 2016
116nicole keehnCanadaDec 10, 2016
115Keirnan MurphyUKNov 16, 2016
114Kristiina NapritsonUnited KingdomNov 02, 2016
113Deborah Conway-ReadUnited KingdomNov 02, 2016
112Donna HillCanadaNov 02, 2016
111Linda Cockburn UKNov 02, 2016
110Gillian MonahanAustraliaNov 01, 2016
109Adam SutherlandUnited KingdomOct 31, 2016
108thomas haycocksUnited KingdomOct 28, 2016
107Marlene MarinkovicAustraliaOct 20, 2016
106Janet MeldrumCanadaOct 19, 2016
105Natasa DenicSloveniaOct 06, 2016
104Richard StephensonUnited StatesSep 30, 2016
103Vincent BentleySep 26, 2016
102shannon cannyUnited KingdomSep 20, 2016
101Hayley MontagueUnited KingdomSep 20, 2016
100Alysha CrosbieUnited KingdomSep 08, 2016
99David TuckerUnited KingdomAug 27, 2016
98sue OckwellUnited KingdomAug 26, 2016
97David Mc DonaldNorthern IrelandAug 21, 2016
96Soumia El ghazouaniFranceAug 21, 2016
95Erin OsbornUnited StatesAug 17, 2016
94Yolanda PendersAug 17, 2016
93Celine PhamVietnamAug 16, 2016
92Sandra PfeilGermanyAug 13, 2016
91Lynn SargentusAug 05, 2016
90PAMELA GONSALVESUKAug 04, 2016
89Richard FacerUSAAug 04, 2016
88Tore Jacobsen NorwayJul 26, 2016
87Ned CoatesUSAJul 26, 2016
86Elaine WhittinghamUnited KingdomJul 25, 2016
85Debbie O'HaganUnited KingdomJul 06, 2016
84Lisa LemenUSAJul 02, 2016
83Till KümmelbergerGermanyJul 01, 2016
82Pili Malagarriga SpainJul 01, 2016
81Kjetil SmoeraasNorgeJun 30, 2016
80Peter BishopUKJun 28, 2016
79Catherine Mack United KingdomJun 28, 2016
78Andreu QuintanaUnited KingdomJun 27, 2016
77Beryl MurphyUnited KingdomJun 26, 2016
76Gregory GallagherCanadaJun 25, 2016
75Pauline TaylorAustraliaJun 25, 2016
74Katrin KarschatAustriaJun 23, 2016
73Sue DobsonUnited KingdomJun 22, 2016
72Claire DonaldsonScotlandJun 22, 2016
71ISOBEL STOKESUnited KingdomJun 21, 2016

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