Blame for Qantas Grounding

Nov 7, 2011

Q. Who do you think was most to blame for the grounding of all Qantas planes last weekend – Qantas management or the workers?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Regular air travellers
Qantas management 41% 55% 25% 63% 42%
Qantas workers 20% 11% 35% 8% 27%
Both equally 31% 28% 35% 23% 26%
Don’t know 8% 7% 5% 6% 4%

41% think Qantas management were most to blame for the grounding, 20% blamed the Qantas workers and 31% think both were equally to blame.

42% of regular air travellers blamed Qantas management and 27% blamed Qantas workers. Apart from Liberal/National voters, all groups were more likely to blame management over workers.

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Qantas Dispute – Most to Blame

Oct 24, 2011

Q. Qantas and its workers are currently in dispute over pay, conditions and jobs. Who do you think is most to blame for this dispute – Qantas management or the workers?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Qantas management 36% 54% 25% 47%
Qantas workers 13% 6% 22% 4%
Both equally 37% 30% 41% 34%
Don’t know 14% 10% 12% 15%

36% believe that Qantas management is most to blame for the current dispute and 13% think the workers are most to blame – 37% think both are equally to blame.

All demographic and voter groups are more likely to think management is to blame than workers.

54% of Labor voters and 47% of Greens voters think management is most to blame while Liberal/National voters are more likely to think both are equally to blame (41%).

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