Essential Report

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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