New survey suggests 56% of UK public believe truckers deserve better pay

A new poll conducted by Survation for the Unite trade union has suggested that a majority of the British public think lorry drivers ought to be paid more.

New survey suggests 56% of UK public believe truckers deserve better pay
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The survey of 2,164 adults was conducted between the 10th and 14th of September via online interview.

In a statement summarizing the results of the poll, Survation writes that 68% of participants said they had noticed empty supermarket shelves in recent weeks. That compares with the 28% who said they had not.

When asked regarding who was responsible for shortages, the UK Government came in 1st place with 48% of those surveyed. Supermarkets and truck drivers themselves were blamed by 14% each. As for which factors have contributed to the shortages, those surveyed pointed to COVID-19 (73%),  Brexit (70%) and low pay (57%).

Finally, when it comes to lorry drivers' pay, 56% of survey participants said employers should pay truck drivers more than they currently do, with 26% believing they should be paid the same as present. 7% believe they should be paid less.


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