Essential Report

7-Eleven workers

Sep 8, 2015

Q. It has recently been reported that international students working at 7-Eleven stores have been systematically underpaid. Which of the following statements most reflects your view?

Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
International students are lucky to get any work and should be happy with whatever they are paid. 10% 10% 13% 7% 8%
Just like any workers, international students deserve to receive a fair wage. 71% 64% 75% 82% 83%
If international students are underpaid it drives down wages for others. 11% 16% 7% 8% 5%
Don’t know 9% 10% 5% 3% 4%

The majority if Australians (71%) believe that just like any workers, international students deserve to receive a fair wage.

Just 10% believe that international students are lucky to get any work and should be happy with whatever they are paid. 11% believe that if international students are underpaid it drives down wages for others.

64% of Labor, 75% of Liberal/National and 82% of Greens voters believe that just like any workers, international students deserve to receive a fair wage.

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