Qantas Dispute – Opinions

Oct 24, 2011

Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Total agree Total disagree Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know
Moving some operations to Asia is necessary to ensure a strong future for Qantas 21% 61% 6% 15% 31% 30% 17%
Qantas should keep jobs in Australia 88% 7% 51% 37% 5% 2% 5%
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce is overpaid 73% 7% 49% 24% 6% 1% 20%
Qantas employees are overpaid 20% 44% 5% 15% 34% 10% 37%
Union industrial action at Qantas is irresponsible and disruptive 54% 31% 20% 34% 21% 10% 15%
Qantas workers have legitimate concerns which management should address 67% 13% 21% 46% 10% 3% 19%

Respondents most strongly agreed with the statements that “Qantas should keep jobs in Australia” (88% agree) and “Qantas CEO Alan Joyce is overpaid” (73%) – but they are more likely to disagree that “Qantas employees are overpaid” (20% agree/44% disagree).

While 54% agreed that “Union industrial action at Qantas is irresponsible and disruptive”, 67% agreed that “Qantas workers have legitimate concerns which management should address”.

61% disagreed that “Moving some operations to Asia is necessary to ensure a strong future for Qantas”.