What a game!
It’s an interesting concept. It’s not an option that I would choose, but interesting nonetheless.
That won’t be the case if Europe’s RyanAir decides to offer “standing-room only” seats for just a £1 to students and budget travelers. They wouldn’t even have seat belts.
“Seat belts don’t matter,” RyanAir CEO Michael O’Leary was quoted as saying in the U.K.’s Telegraph.
In an effort to boost sales and offer passengers a less expensive option for air travel, O’Leary said he believes more passengers are likely to pay for “standing-room only” seats before regular seats. RyanAir would place the stand-up seats in the space left after the last ten rows of seats in an airplane are removed.
O’Leary says this would give passengers enough room to stand and therefore pay a cheaper fare.
I love the last quote in the excerpt. In other words, “we don’t have a clue what’s going on, but we’re buying the propaganda being fed to us by the unions.”
Zepeda said the proposal backed Wednesday by the Labor Licensing Policy Committee is to ask interim Chancellor David Ward to put Palermo’s on notice that their contracts will be terminated unless the company hires back employees terminated in connection with the strike, recognizes the union and enters into a contract with workers within 30 days.
In the past, the committee has pushed the university to take a hard line on other companies it contracts with, particularly those that manufacture sportswear with the university’s logo.
A total of seven student groups now are pressing the UW licensing panel to declare that the pizza company’s treatment of its workers violates the contracts. Students pled their case Wednesday before the committee, whose members did not take a formal vote on the proposal, but agreed to draft a letter to be given to Ward early next week, Zepeda said.
“We’re trying to understand the facts of the case; it’s a very complex issue. We were told that there was urgency because the workers have been out since June,” she said.