$25m for Qantas boss a flight of fancy
IF QANTAS boss Alan Joyce can be paid an obscene $25 million, then it’s obvious ticket prices are too high, and any claim that they aren’t is just hypocrisy.
Halve his salary – $12 million is still too much – and halve ticket prices, and give better service to the public, instead of looking after the elite and wealthy. C. Dicker, Bracken Ridge I RESPECTFULLY ask: Is there a CEO of any business in Australia worth $25 million a year in pay?
Ask pensioners who do not have enough money to pay their electricity bills let alone buy food; or those on welfare payments that the LNP Federal Government is now attacking again; or the lowpaid workers struggling to make ends meet who had their take-home wages gutted by a ruthless and hopeless – but well paid – Fair Work Commission that cut penalty rates; or perhaps the BCC bus drivers who fought hard to finally come to an amicable outcome to recent industrial action for not only a fairer wage system, but more protection from being bashed while in charge of a bus or in their own depot.
Alan Joyce, the CEO of Qantas, is the new $25 million man of Australian industry and apart from a cream pie in the face one day he has never been bashed doing his job or ever had to fight and put his job on the line to get wage security.
Salaries of tens of millions of dollars for CEOs who don’t even get their hands dirty is absolutely grotesque. Les Bryant, Durack