Lebanon’s MEA tells pilots to end strike or face sack
Lebanese flag carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) on Thursday warned striking pilots that they faced dismissal unless they go back to work.
“The company is going to begin implementing legal measures to dismiss pilots who don’t show up to work,” MEA chairman Mohammed Hout told AFP.
The pilots were due to end a 48-hour strike over the dismissal of a cancer-stricken colleague on Wednesday evening but decided to prolong their action after the company withdrew five days worth of wages.
MEA also sent a warning letter to each striking pilot threatening dismissal.