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October 2, 2012

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The British crocieristica industry guards from the accusations not to respect the working standards

The case is raised by a television inquiry

The nose-dive yesterday of the television program “Dispatches” on the air on the British channel Channel 4 was dedicated to the job on the ships from cruise. The inquiry is lead by the reporter Tazeen Ahmad that have travelled for five weeks like passenger on the ship from cruise Celebrity Eclipse of the company Celebrity Cruises and by another journalist who has improvised aid waiter on board of the ship.

The inquiry has among other things aimed the index against the low wage levels of the edge staff and the excessive duration of the working hours, emphasizing that many of they receive less of the half of the previewed wage minim in the United Kingdom, that 7,76 euros are of 6,19 pounds the hour (), and that seven days to the week for lingering periods without some day of rest often work. Moreover - they have accused the authors of the inquiry - some of they are forced also to pour sums consisting to recruitment agencies in order to obtain the job.

Celebrity Cruises has announced to have the intention of inquire on the commission taxes from recruitment agencies, but it has defined the inquiry partial and not balanced emphasizing that the company places extreme attention to benesse of own staff of edge and earth and work according to the most rigorous respect of the norms.

Also the crocieristica association British Passenger Shipping Association (PSA), remembering that the field of the cruises creates many places of work in the United Kingdom and that the past year the section has supplied in the United Kingdom occupation more than 63.000 people, of which beyond 14.000 employees directly from the crocieristiche companies, has evidenced that the priority of the industry of the cruises always has been the well-being of the crew. Draft - it has specified PSA - of a closely restricted field and subordinate to frequent controls; moreover it applies the rigorous standards of job established from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and of the International Labour Organization (ILO), both agencies of the United Nations, included those relative ones to the rest and working hours for the crews of the ships, and demands to the Member States to guarantee that the ships are consistent to the international conventions on the job and to the national laws.

The Passenger Shipping Association has explained that, regarding the salaries, besides the salary and wage, to the members of the free crew they are offered numerous benefit among other things free and are supplied bed and board in a clean atmosphere and very held. Moreover the members of the crew receive medical cures and have use of dismissals disease without having to support some cost.

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