Essential Report

Responsibility for underpayment of 7-Eleven workers

Sep 8, 2015

Q. Who do you think is mainly responsible for the underpayment of 7-Eleven workers? 

Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
The workers themselves 3% 3% 6% 2%
The individual store owners 33% 35% 37% 19% 32%
The 7-Eleven company 49% 50% 46% 67% 52%
The Government 4% 5% 3% 6% 4%
Don’t know 10% 7% 9% 9% 11%

The largest proportion of Australians (49%) believe that the 7-Eleven company is mainly responsible for the underpayment of workers.

A further 33% believe that the individual store owners are responsible.

Just 3% blame the workers themselves, and 4% the government. 10% don’t know.

Greens voters (67%) were more likely than the other voting groups to blame the 7-Eleven company.

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