MEA Pilots just announced that they will escalate their protests and go on a 48 hours strike as of tonight 10 pm. They seem determined to get the laid-off pilot back on duty.

I hope the MEA administration will come back from its decision as soon as possible and reinstate the pilot.

PS: The Lebanese Pilots Association is not demanding that the captain returns to fly, but they are only asking that this captain get his rights as described by the lebanese law; receive 2 months full salary and 2 months half salary on sick leave (via Meapilot)