Most of public see supermarket food shortages and back higher lorry driver pay
New polling for Unite the Unite finds a majority of the public have noticed supermarket food shortages and believe employers should pay truck driver more.
68% of the public have noticed empty supermarket shelves in recent weeks, to 28% who say they haven’t noticed.
When asked who they hold most responsible for shortages, the largest number, 48%, named the Government, with supermarkets and the truck drivers themselves only held responsible by 14%.
The public believes a combination of factors, COVID-19 (73%), Brexit (70%) and low pay (57%) are all significant factors in the shortages being seen in supermarkets.
56% of the public believes employers should pay truck drivers more than they currently do, with 26% believing they should be paid the same as current and 7% believe they should be paid less.
- 10th – 14th September
Data Collection Method
- The survey was conducted via online interview. Invitations to complete surveys were sent out to members of the panel.
- Adults aged 18+ in the UK